Jury Convicts Man In Meth Conspiracy Case That Spanned NW Iowa & SW Minnesota

Tue 12-10-2019

(Sioux City)-- A northwest Iowa man has been convicted in a federal meth conspiracy case that spanned northwest Iowa and southwest Minnesota.

31-year-old Jose Carlos Ramirez-Martinez of Denison was convicted by a jury Friday following a trial in U.S. District Court in Sioux City. The jury reached the verdict after deliberating about two hours.

Evidence at the trial showed Ramirez-Martinez was involved in a conspiracy that distributed more than 500 grams of methamphetamine from October 2015 through September 2016. Ramirez-Martinez would often have co-conspirators travel for him to Worthington, Minnesota to deliver half pound quantities of methamphetamine to a co-conspirator for re-distribution in Iowa, Minnesota and South Dakota.

Sentencing will be set once a pre-sentence report is prepared.