A Denver man – wanted for local and federal warrants – was recently arrested in Lancaster County, with two guns and methamphetamine.
Peter Ray Ramirez, 42, is charged with felony counts of illegal possession of firearms, misdemeanor drug possession, and a fugitive from justice charge for being wanted out of state.
Ramirez was wanted by authorities in Tennessee for violating probation regarding a cocaine-dealing conviction. Ramirez also was wanted for Lancaster County domestic-relations warrants.
Ramirez is at Lancaster County Prison on $50,000 bail for the new charges, filed by Lancaster County Drug Task Force. However, he is not eligible for bail due to the federal fugitive charge and warrants.
The Drug Task Force had been investigating Ramirez for suspected drug activity and recently learned that he was carrying firearms illegally.
On Jan. 19 outside a Corey Drive home, detectives stopped Ramirez and took him into custody for the warrants.
The detectives found:
- A fully loaded handgun with a round in the chamber;
- A box of ammunition for the handgun;
- A .22-caliber assault-type rifle;
- .5 grams of methamphetamine;
- Drug paraphernalia, including scales and baggies.
Ramirez, of South Fourth Street in Denver, is presumed innocent.
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