Defendant conspired with Fairfield resident to distribute methamphetamine in Solano County
COUNTY OF SOLANO – According to authorities, a 32-year-old San Jose man was sentenced Tuesday to 812 years in federal prison for conspiring to possess and distribute methamphetamine.
Esteban Gerardo Ramirez and his co-defendant, Fairfield resident Marsha Garma Phillips, planned to distribute the drug in Solano County between September 2021 and March 2022, according to a news release from the US Attorney’s Office.
Phillips allegedly sold more than five pounds of methamphetamine to an FBI confidential source, according to Ramirez.
On March 8, 2022, the pair was arrested in Fremont after being discovered in possession of two additional pounds of the drug.
Ramirez is being held in federal custody. Phillips previously pleaded guilty, and her next court appearance is scheduled for October 3.
Ramirez has two prior convictions for methamphetamine trafficking, according to prosecutors.