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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 10/13/2006
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
OBNDD SPOKESMAN MARK WOODWARD
(405) 521-2885 OR (800) 522-8031




COCAINE TRAFFICKER BEHIND BARS

An Oklahoma City man is behind bars today for trafficking cocaine. Mark Woodward, Spokesman for the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics says 23-year-old Tomas Ramirez-Gonzales was arrested Thursday evening during an undercover drug deal in south Oklahoma City.

"Gonzales agreed to supply a kilo of cocaine to an undercover OBN agent. As the deal was about to take place, Gonzales took off in his vehicle, tossing the cocaine and nearly $7,000 from his car window."

---Mark Woodward, OBN Spokesman

Woodward says Gonzales was arrested following a short vehicle pursuit. According to Woodward, OBN agents had made previous undercover cocaine purchases from the defendant. Gonzales was booked into the Oklahoma County jail where he will face 5 counts of trafficking cocaine. The operation was a joint investigation involving OBN and the US Marshals Metro Fugitive Task Force.