OPNET: Man tried to smuggle meth into prison

A man who tried to smuggle methamphetamine into the Clallam Bay Corrections Center inside two burritos has been sentenced to six years in prison.

Court records say 26 Year old Arturo A. Ramirez of Tacoma was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to one count of delivery of a controlled substance.

Ramirez was arrested by OPNET investigators after delivering 60.9 grams of methamphetamine to the Olympic Peninsula Narcotics Enforcement Team (OPNET) in a sting operation Sept 12

OPNET says the methamphetamine  was wrapped tightly inside two burritos, and had a street value of nearly $5000

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A co–defendant — 39 year old Jose L. Orozco  of Rochester — is facing a trial scheduled to begin Nov. 13.

Clallam Bay Corrections Center investigators said they uncovered a plot to deliver methamphetamine to the prison by inmates were known to be affiliated with the the street gangs MS13 and the BGDs..

That after a corrections officer reported being solicited by an inmate to smuggle methamphetamine.

The officer agreed to wear a device to record his conversations with the inmate leading to the sting operation.