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Paxton Cocaine Trafficker Found Guilty

Fri, 14 Feb 2014 16:28:24 CST
By: Charlie Schlenker

A federal jury in Urbana has convicted a man from Paxton of running a large scale cocaine trafficking network. 32-year old Eddi "Migo" Ramirez faces a term of 20 years to life in prison when he is sentenced in May. Government evidence included more than $855,000 in cash seized from a Decatur "stash" house, six pounds of heroin, and nearly 20 pounds of cocaine seized in Springfield, Elgin, and Houston, Texas. 19 people have been charged for their alleged ties to Ramirez. Most have pleaded guilty. Three remain fugitives. The U.S. Attorney's Office says Ramirez used multiple sources in Texas, Arizona, and Chicago and various couriers to bring more than 200 pounds and $3 million worth of cocaine to central Illinois and sell it in 2011 and 2012.

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