Cartel organizer from Lafayette gets 12 years

A Lafayette man believed to have ties with a Mexican cartel is going to prison.

Posted: Jul. 20, 2018 11:56 PM

HAMMOND, Ind. (WLFI) -- A Lafayette man believed to have ties with a Mexican cartel is going to prison.

Rafael Ramirez, 37, pleaded guilty to in the Northern Indiana district of federal court to two charges: Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute Heroin, and Illigal Alien in Possession of a Firearm.

Court documents say Ramirez was an organizer for a Mexican cartel. Investigators say he coordinated deliveries for 30 to 90 kilograms of heroin.

He was sentenced in federal court today to twelve years in prison.

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