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Perla E. Murillo, Who Hid Heroin to Appear Pregnant Pleads Guilty to Drug Trafficking
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Perla E. Murillo, Who Hid Heroin to Appear Pregnant Pleads Guilty to Drug Trafficking

KANSAS CITY, MO (STL.News) - A woman who hid heroin around her waist and pretended to be pregnant pleaded guilty in federal court yesterday to drug trafficking. Perla E. Murillo, 18, pleaded guilty before U.S. Chief Magistrate Judge Matt J. Whitworth to possessing heroin with the intent to distribute. Law enforcement officers were conducting interdiction activities at a local bus station on Nov. 27, 2018.  Murillo got off a bus traveling from Denver, Colorado, to New York. Detectives contacted Murillo, who appeared very nervous and looked down at her belly when detectives explained they were looking for illegal narcotics.  Upon closer inspection, her belly appeared to be somewhat lumpy or out of shape. Murillo agreed to be searched and unzipped her maroon jacket. Detectives observed a p...
Mexican Citizen, Giovani Ramirez-Soto, Pleads Guilty To Drug Conspiracy, Immigration Charge
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Mexican Citizen, Giovani Ramirez-Soto, Pleads Guilty To Drug Conspiracy, Immigration Charge

BUFFALO, NY (STL.News) - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced Friday that Giovani Ramirez-Soto, 27, a citizen of Mexico, pleaded guilty before Senior U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny to conspiracy to possession with intent to distribute, and to distribute, one kilogram or more of heroin.  Soto also pled guilty to being a removed alien unlawfully found in United States.  The charges carry a mandatory minimum penalty of 10 years in prison, a maximum of life, and a $10,000,000 fine. Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy C. Lynch, who is handling the case, stated that beginning sometime in 2018 and continuing until July 26, 2018, the defendant conspired with co-defendant Humberto Martinez-Vega to sell heroin. On July 26, 2018, a New York State Police Trooper conducted a traffic stop...