Crime

Woman admits she was knew about 12 kilos of meth in vehicle

Nancy Lizbeth Ramirez
Nancy Lizbeth Ramirez

GULFPORT -- A Tulsa woman has admitted she knew she was riding along on a trip to deliver 12 kilos of crystal meth in Gulfport.

Nancy Lizbeth Ramirez, 20, was a passenger in one of two vehicles that delivered the meth Feb. 27.

Her driver and another drug courier, also from Tulsa, had showed up to an undisclosed location to deliver the meth, a court document said. The deliveries occurred within 50 minutes of each other. The meth was intercepted and the three were arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking.

Twelve kilos is about 26.5 pounds.

Ramirez accepted a plea agreement Tuesday on a charge of misprision of a felony. The charge, in this case, means she was aware of drug trafficking but didn't notify authorities.

She faces up to three years in prison at her sentencing Sept. 16.

The arrests of the three came as a drug enforcement task force followed up on tips that a Mexican meth broker had struck a deal with two Tulsa brothers to deliver 24 kilos of meth to Gulfport, a document said.

Confidential sources gave federal agents descriptions of the couriers' vehicles, said the sworn statement of a Mississippi state trooper assigned to the task force.

Ramirez's driver, Refugio Garcia De Lira, 27, and the other driver have pleaded guilty to interstate travel in aid of drug racketeering enterprises.

De Lira will be sentenced Aug. 29.

The other driver, Christian Manuel Garcia, 23, is set for sentencing July 28.

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