Clark couple pleads guilty to meth conspiracy

2 years 5 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, June 21 2016 Jun 21, 2016 Tuesday, June 21, 2016 3:05:00 PM CDT June 21, 2016 in News
By: Danielle Katz, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

JEFFERSON CITY - A Clark, Missouri, man pleaded guilty in federal court for his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in Randolph and Boone Counties.

Miguel Flores-Ramirez, 33, was charged in a 2014 indictment. His wife, Kena Marie Flores-Ramirez, pleaded guilty on May 19.

According to Tuesday's plea agreement, officers intercepted phone calls between Miguel Flores-Ramirez and another individual lindicating a shipment of methamphetamine would be delivered to him in Columbia. He arranged for his wife and a co-conspirator to pick up a vehicle in which the drug was hidden and drive the vehicle back to their home in Clark.

Officers said they conducted traffic stops of both Kena Flores-Ramirez and her co-conspirator. A narcotics dog alerted to an area on the exterior of the co-conspirator's vehicle, according to the prosecutor. They were released, but officers kept that vehicle in order to conduct a more thorough search.

The prosecutor said after the two left, officers intercepted a phone call in which Kena Flores-Ramirez called her husband and told him they had been stopped and their truck had been taken, and told him to clean out their house and get rid of everything. 

Later that day, officers intercepted a phone call from Miguel Flores-Ramirez to another individual during which he said "they will find something if they tear it apart," according to the prosecutor.

Officers searched the truck and found six large vacuum-sealed bags and four smaller bags of methamphetamine hidden in the gas tank, a total of about 3.5 kilograms of pure methamphetamine.

Under federal statutes, both Miguel and Kena Flores-Ramirez are subject to a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in federal prison without parole up to a sentence of life in federal prison without parole.

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