A Texas man will face a minimum of five years and a maximum of 40 years in prison when he is sentenced for drug possession, officials said Friday.
Mark Ramos, 31, of San Antonio, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of more than 500 grams of cocaine in front of U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Between May and June 2016, Ramos conspired with others to take delivery of cocaine sent through the U.S. mail and distribute it in the Buffalo area, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.
On June 1, 2016, Ramos drove a rented vehicle to the parking lot of a Cheektowaga store and parked next to a car driven by Charles Gonzalez, who has been convicted in state court, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
After a meeting in Gonzalez’s car, Gonzalez took a package containing cocaine from the trunk and gave it to Ramos, who put it in his trunk, officials said. Officers recovered two bricks of cocaine inside of a U.S. postal parcel addressed to Gonzalez, officials said.
Ramos is set to be sentenced Jan. 5.