Oregon Couple Involved in the Fentanyl Death Sentenced to Federal Prison for Drug Trafficking

Fentanyl Death Sentenced: The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Oregon announced on Tuesday that a couple from Oregon who was well-known for their involvement in the drug trade was given a federal prison sentence after they were linked to a fentanyl poisoning death.

Oregon Couple Involved in the Fentanyl Death Sentenced to Federal Prison

The court imposed a sentence of 70 months in prison on Brian Ramos, age 49, while Christine Ramos, age 41, was given a sentence of 51 months in prison for her role in the crime. In addition to that, the couple will be subject to five years of post-release supervision.

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According to the documents filed in the case, in May of 2018, a man who had recently completed a residential drug treatment programme went to the home of the Ramoses in Yoncalla shortly after his release.

Later that day, he succumbed to fentanyl poisoning and died.

Oregon Couple Involved in the Fentanyl Death Sentenced to Federal Prison
Oregon Couple Involved in the Fentanyl Death Sentenced to Federal Prison

The Ramoses admitted that the man had been to their house, but they denied that they had sold him any medication. Christine Ramos did confess to the investigators that she had sold the man pills for up to two years prior to his death from an overdose.

She told the investigators that she had stopped selling to him at one point “after learning the man was injecting the pills,” but that she had resumed selling to him again at a later time.

During the search of the residence, the detectives discovered several dozens of grammes of meth, 260 pills, various items associated with drug use, and digital scales. In addition to that, they discovered a number of pills in the Ramoses’ vehicles that tested positive for fentanyl.

The data retrieved from Brian’s phone indicated that he had, in fact, sold a pill to the individual who later overdosed on fentanyl.

In August of 2018, the Ramoses were formally accused of possessing a quantity of methamphetamine, oxycodone, and hydromophone with the intent to distribute all three substances. In March 2021, they both entered guilty pleas and forego the possibility of being indicted.

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The Douglas Interagency Narcotics Team and the Drug Enforcement Administration were in charge of the investigation, and Jeffrey S. Sweet, Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Oregon, was the one in charge of the prosecution of the case.

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