On December 19, 2011, Jesus Ramiro Torres, 42, of Surprise, AZ, was sentenced to 10 years in the Arizona Department of Corrections and fined $18,900 by Judge Michael Burke. Torres was convicted by a La Paz County jury of selling methamphetamine on two separate occasions. Torres 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 Vicksburg, AZ.
The case was investigated by La Paz County Narcotics Task Force Sgt. Steve Frakes and was prosecuted by Stephen Lundell of the La Paz County Attorney’s Office.