CEDAR RAPIDS – A woman who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced March 20, 2017, to more than 6 years in federal prison.
Deanna Ramirez-Trujillo, 31, from Webster City, Iowa, received the prison term after a November 2, 2016, guilty plea to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.
At the guilty plea, Ramirez-Trujillo admitted that beginning on or about June 2014 and continuing to on or about December 2014, she was involved in a conspiracy that distributed more than 4000 grams of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, which contained 1500 grams or more of actual (pure) methamphetamine. On four occasions in September and October 2014, Ramirez-Trujillo distributed methamphetamine to individuals cooperating with law enforcement. Ramirez-Trujillo also admitted to aiding and abetting co-conspirator, Jose Alvarez distribute methamphetamine.
Ramirez-Trujillo was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Judge Mark W. Bennett. Ramirez-Trujillo was sentenced to 78 months’ imprisonment. A special assessment of $100 was imposed. She must also serve a 3-year term of supervised release after the prison term. There is no parole in the federal system. Ramirez-Trujillo is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until she can be transported to a federal prison.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shawn S. Wehde and investigated by the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, Wright County Sheriff’s Office, Central Iowa Drug Task Force, Mid-Iowa Drug Task Force, and Iowa Division of Criminal Investigations.