The Heroin Dealer Who Helped Fuel Dallas ISD's Cheese Epidemic Is Prison-Bound

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When federal prosecutors announced yesterday that Refugio "Cuco" Ramirez-Garcia will spend the next 20 years in federal prison for helping run a pair of heroin-distribution conspiracies, they gave a shout-out to the local law enforcement agencies who helped bring him down.

That's standard practice. What's unusual about Ramirez-Garcia's case is the hat-tip to Dallas ISD's police force.

DISD cops deal with drugs on a regular basis, of course, but it's mostly small-time stuff, cases of possession and low-level dealing. In Ramirez-Garcia's case, however, DISD's investigation helped lead federal agents far enough up the supply chain to secure a drug-conspiracy conviction.

See also: Why Does Dallas Keep Forgetting About its Cheese-Heroin Problem?

Ramirez-Garcia pleaded guilty earlier this year to participating in two heroin-distribution conspiracies. The first was active in 2006 and 2007. The second ran two years, from August 2010 to August 2012. In each case, Ramirez-Garcia was selling in bulk, ounces or pounds at a time.

DISD police chief Craig Miller tells Unfair Park that Ramirez-Garcia's "end product played into the cheese heroin incidents that we had going on in the schools at that time."

You probably don't need to be reminded about cheese, the dirt-cheap and often deadly mix of heroin and Tylenol PM that hit the district hard in the mid-2000s and has popped up occasionally since then.

Several of Ramirez-Garcia's co-conspirators from the 2006 and 2007 case--Martin and Francisco Laguna, Marco Antonio Romero, Jaun Curz, and Timothy Ryan Daniels--have already received federal prison sentences ranging from 15 months to 15 years.

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juanmayeaux
juanmayeaux

I am all for legalization of most drugs, but you will still have laws against adults selling drugs to children. Criminals who are making caps out of Heroin and Tylenol and who distribute to children for $5 a cap, should be sentence to life at hard labor.

epicmale
epicmale

Twenty years?  He should have gotten life without parole, or even the death penalty.  Malaysia hasn't a serious problem with drugs.  They just execute those caught smuggling.  It is much harder to find willing smugglers if the penalty is death.

JustSaying
JustSaying

I prefer my whataburgers with cheese.

if6were9
if6were9

It ain't easy being cheesy.

dag800
dag800

Al Capone. ... also took full advantage of the criminal opportunities available during Prohibition.

Prohibition is an absolute plague The real problem; the system that grants exclusive distribution rights to violent cartels, street gangs and corrupt politicians most definitely is the problem. Legalize it, regulate it, make it safer, and tax it.

Do a search for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition LEAP

ruddski
ruddski

You realize the advocacy of hard-drug legalization is racist, right?

Daniel
Daniel

@ruddski Quite to the contrary. Existing drug police is tantamount to institutional racism -- quite factually.

ruddski
ruddski

You didn't. You just confused legalization with disparity in sentencing, which as you can see, is a common mistake. So, do you support legalization of these drugs that are primarily a problem in the black community?

ruddski
ruddski

You think? Wow.. So do you think you support legalizing poisions that plague the black community?

Daniel
Daniel

@ruddski   Plenty of young white lives have been ruined by insane drug laws. Many, many more young black lives have. Can you please show me where I said heroin should be legalized?


ruddski
ruddski

These black leaders have a point, their communities are decimated by the shit you white boys want legalized. You're confusing legalization with fairness in sentencing as well.

unreadablecrap
unreadablecrap

Laws against murder and rape and robbery disproportionately affect "people of colour" and are therefore racist.

unreadablecrap
unreadablecrap

Yes because "people of colour" find it totally impossible to refrain from taking illegal drugs.

ruddski
ruddski

Not according to black leaders. Their communities have suffered the greatest impact of cheap hard drugs, and they find the fantasies of liberal Eloi objectionable on that basis.

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