On October 19, 2011, Jesus Ramiro Torres, 42, of Surprise, AZ, was convicted by a La Paz County jury of selling methamphetamine on two separate occasions. Sentencing is set for November 14, 2011, in front of Judge Michael Burke. Torres will receive a prison term of 5 to 30 years and is not eligible for probation or early release.
On September 19, 2008 and October 27, 2008, Torres sold a combined 5 ounces of methamphetamine to an undercover officer for $6,300. Both sales took place at truck stops located off of interstate 10, at exit 45, near Vickburg, AZ.
The case was investigated by La Paz County Narcotics Task Force Sgt. Steve Frakes and the case was prosecuted by Deputy County Attorney Stephen Lundell of the La Paz County Attorney’s Office.