(UNDATED) - A Washington woman was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison Wednesday. According to U.S. Attorney Joseph Hogsett, 56-year-old Ruby Ramsey pled guilty to charges of conspiracy to distribute meth and money laundering.
Ramsey admitted she was sending packages containing meth to southwestern Indiana and distributing large of amounts in Pike County. She also admitted to depositing large sums of money in a Washington Bank from the meth sales.
According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Lauren M. Wheatley, who prosecuted the case for the government, Judge Young also imposed 5 years of supervised release.
"Dealing drugs and violence seem to go hand-in-hand, in our Hoosier communities," Hogsett said. "Making our neighborhoods safer by putting the worst of the worst in federal prison is one of my top priorities."
Ramsey is the first to be sentenced federally in the three-state meth but that arrested 15, many from Washington. According to Hogsett, Ramesy was part of a large network of low-leverl meth dealers that sent the drug from California to Washington.
Others awaiting trial include, Alan Marshall, David Merrit and Christopher Kimmons and the alleged ringleaders Antoin Alson, James Coy and Marcus Newson.
Six people were arrested and charged with state charges in the bust. Leroy Ellis pled guilty and was sentenced to six years in a state prison in December.
The other five Jeffery Fox, Rhonda Lewis, Jennifer Sandoval, Adam Tolbert and Eunice Lesure are awaiting trial in Daviess County.
Others charged in the case were Haven Ramsey and Barbara Kimmons. Their cases have been dropped.
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