Man dealing Meth from Colorado to Iowa Pleads Guilty

IOWA – Ramirez used others to deliver meth from Colorado to Iowa.
A Storm Lake man who trafficked and intended to distribute large quantities of methamphetamine pled guilty today, January 12, 2021, in federal court in Sioux City. Christian Javier Ramirez, age 31, from Storm Lake, Iowa, was convicted of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

At the plea hearing, Ramirez admitted that from early January of 2020 to on or about January 30, 2020, he intentionally conspired with others to distribute methamphetamine. According to the complaint filed in this matter, approximately 7 pounds of methamphetamine was intercepted in Colorado by the Colorado State Patrol and was destined for Storm Lake, Iowa, at the direction of Ramirez.

Sentencing before United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand will be set after a presentence report is prepared. Ramirez remains in custody of the United States Marshal pending sentencing. Ramirez faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years’ imprisonment and a possible maximum sentence of life imprisonment, a $10,000,000 fine, and 5 years of supervised release following any imprisonment.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Ron Timmons and was investigated by the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigation/ICE, Buena Vista County Sheriff’s Office, and Colorado State Patrol.

Court file information at https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl.

The case file number is 20-4011.