Anchorage Drug Trafficker Sentenced to 138 Months in Prison
|U.S. Attorney’s Office February 20, 2014|
ANCHORAGE—U.S. Attorney Karen L. Loeffler announced today that Micah Sean Ramirez, a resident of Anchorage, has been sentenced in federal court in Anchorage to 138 months in prison for his convictions of the crimes of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and being felon in possession of a firearm.
United States District Court Judge Sharon L. Gleason imposed the sentence on 39 year-old Ramirez.
According to information presented to the court by Special Assistant United States Attorney Erin Bradley, who prosecuted the case, Ramirez sold 13.4 grams of methamphetamine to an undercover law enforcement officer. At the time of the sale, Ramirez had a loaded pistol on his lap and a stolen Glock handgun in the back of the vehicle. Ramirez has a prior felony conviction for assault in the third degree, which prohibits him from possessing firearms. In addition to the methamphetamine that he actually sold, Ramirez also had 44.8 grams of pure methamphetamine stored in a pocket behind the front passenger seat.
Prior to imposing sentence, Judge Gleason noted the serious nature of the offense, the defendant’s history, and the need to protect the public and to deter future crimes of this nature.
Ms. Loeffler commends the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Safe Streets Task Force and the Anchorage Police Department for the investigation leading to the convictions in this case. SAUSA Bradley is a prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office funded by the Municipality of Anchorage for the purpose of prosecuting gang-related and violent crime cases.