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Contact: Captain Eben Bratcher, Lt. Darren Simmons, Deputy Roxanne Meyer or Alfonso Zavala
Phone: (928) 783-4427
DR# 2013-TF000294

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
6:30 AM, May 8, 2013

Narcotics Arrest

Location of Incident: 12th Street and Haupt Avenue, Yuma, AZ

Acting on a tip, during the evening hours of 5/7/2013, Agents from the Yuma County Narcotics Task Force conducted surveillance on an individual suspected of selling methamphetamine. Agents confirmed that there was activity consistent with the sale of drugs and conducted a vehicle stop on the subject as he left the area. The stop resulted in the seizure of approximately 31.4 grams of methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $3,140.00 and $1,177.00 in U.S. currency suspected to be the proceeds from drug sales.

Ramon Altamirano, 42, of Yuma, was arrested and booked into the Yuma County Detention Center for possession of a dangerous drug for sale, possession of a dangerous drug and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Ramon Altamirano
Ramon Altamirano

Information Released By:  Sgt. K. L. Sanders