Man pleads guilty to trafficking meth

WICHITA, Kansas – A Wichita man pleaded guilty Wednesday to trafficking in methamphetamine.

Raul Marquez-Ramirez, 57, Wichita, pleaded guilty to one count of interstate travel in furtherance of drug trafficking and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction. In his plea, Marquez-Ramirez admitted he trafficked in methamphetamine that he obtained from Texas and sold in Wichita.

Marquez-Ramirez was charged in October after Wichita police officers working undercover purchased methamphetamine from him.

An affidavit in support of the charges alleged he told investigators he had been selling methamphetamine in the Wichita area for $12,000 to $14,000 a pound.

Co-defendants include:

  • Angel L. Lopez, who is set for sentencing June. 2
  • Emma Velo, who is set for a plea hearing March 24.
  • Tyler Sims, who is awaiting trial.

Sentencing is set for June 2.

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