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Police say seizure is one of largest in department’s history

By Gary Popp, News and Tribune

NEW ALBANY, IN (News and Tribune) — One of the largest methamphetamine seizures in New Albany Police Department history has resulted in an indictment by a federal grand jury.

Victor Hugo Ramirez, 40, New Albany, was indicted in Indianapolis earlier this week for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. If convicted, he faces 10 years to life in prison and up to $10 million in fines.

United States Attorney Joseph Hogsett held a joint media conference with New Albany Police Chief Sherri Knight on Thursday in the Southern District of Indiana federal courthouse.

Hogsett said Ramirez was involved in "an operation, we allege, involving significant amounts of methamphetamine that was distributed by Mr. Ramirez, not only here in New Albany, but throughout the greater Louisville metropolitan area. In fact, in the underlying criminal complaint in this case, there is testimony that Mr. Ramirez was working his distribution network on both sides of the [Ohio] River."

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