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Wildwood Man Convicted in Large-Scale Narcotics Case


Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor announced that on May 23, a Cape May County jury convicted Hector Ramos, 45, of Wildwood, of Possession with the intent to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance, specifically heroin in excess of 5 ounces, a first degree crime and Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance, specifically heroin in excess of 5 ounces, a second degree crime, following a three week trial.

Prosecutor Taylor advised that in April of 2014, the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office Gangs, Guns and Narcotics Task Force infiltrated a multi-jurisdictional drug distribution network involving Hector Ramos identified as “Operation White House.”

As a result of this operation, numerous search warrants were executed in Cape May and Cumberland County resulting in the seizure of a large cache of heroin. Through hard work and collaboration of various law enforcement entities, Ramos was arrested and this drug distribution operation was able to be safely disbanded without these drugs flooding our streets.

Prosecutor Taylor commended the detectives and assistant prosecutor within his office along with all law enforcement personnel from the many agencies who worked side by side with the Prosecutor’s Office to safely and successfully dismantle the multi-jurisdictional drug distribution network, which Ramos played an intricate role in operating.

Prosecutor Taylor added that on a first-degree crime, Ramos faces a minimum sentence of 20 years in New Jersey State Prison with a 10 year period of parole ineligibility and a maximum sentence of Life must do 25 years in New Jersey State Prison.

In addition, on the second degree crime, Ramos faces up to an additional 10 years in New Jersey State Prison. Ramos is scheduled to be sentenced in Superior Court on July 21, 2107.