A Mount Holly man was sentenced to at least 7 1/2 years in prison for trafficking heroin throughout Charlotte, the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office said Thursday.
Marco Ramirez-Cruz, 40, was sentenced in Mecklenburg County Superior Court after pleading guilty to trafficking in heroin by transportation.
In January 2015, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police and federal agents conducted surveillance on a home authorities learned was a “stash house” for heroin, prosecutors said.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police detectives saw Ramirez-Cruz and another person leave the house early one morning. Police followed Ramirez-Cruz as he drove throughout Charlotte selling heroin.
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State Highway Patrol troopers stopped his truck and found at least 70 grams of heroin inside, according to the district attorney’s office.
CMPD detectives obtained a search warrant for the stash house and found at least 700 grams of heroin, $15,000 in cash and drug paraphernalia, prosecutors said.