- Associated Press - Sunday, January 8, 2017

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A leader of a Southern California methamphetamine trafficking ring has been sentenced to 14 years in prison.

The Los Angeles Times reports (https://lat.ms/2iSQw8S) Gilbert Joseph Ramirez pleaded guilty in April to coordinating the delivery or distribution of more than 8 pounds of meth in 2014 and 2015.

The 39-year-old gang member was sentenced in San Diego federal court on Friday.

According to his plea agreement, Ramirez would obtain meth from a co-defendant who got it from Mexican trafficking networks. He then dispersed the drug to sub-distributors and oversee the collection of proceeds/

The newspaper says the investigation that snared Ramirez spanned San Diego County and led to 16 guilty pleas on various charges.

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Information from: Los Angeles Times, https://www.latimes.com/

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