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Galveston County District Attorney's Office
News Release
Thursday, February 08, 2018

Sentence Determined For Habitual Felon On Drug And Weapon Charges

Galveston, Texas – Today, Jacob Adam Ramirez, 30, was sentenced to thirty years confinement for Possession of a Controlled Substance and fifteen years confinement for Possession of a Firearm by a Felon.

Ramirez’s jury trial began on October 18, 2017, where he pled not guilty to the two criminal charges arising from October 2016.

At trial, the jury learned that on October 2, 2016, a Texas State Trooper was patrolling the FM 1764 area of Galveston County when he conducted a traffic stop on Ramirez’s vehicle. The Trooper approached and immediately discovered an odor of marijuana from the vehicle. Ramirez initially provided the Trooper false information about his identity. During a search of the vehicle, the Trooper located methamphetamine, marijuana, and a handgun. The jury heard evidence of Ramirez being convicted of the felony offense of Aggravated Robbery in 2011 which involved a firearm.

Following the trial where he was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Ross Hill and James Haugh, a jury found Ramirez guilty of the two felony offenses. Ramirez asked that a Pre-Sentence Investigation (PSI) be conducted prior to him receiving his punishment from the court.

Upon completion of the PSI, the Court held Ramirez’s punishment hearing on February 2, 2018. ADA Hill argued to the Court that Ramirez punishment should be severe given his history of violence. Additional felony history was presented to the Court, showing Ramirez had also been convicted of Burglary of a Habitation, Possession of Controlled Substance, and Theft. Furthermore, Ramirez testified that he was a former gang member during the punishment phase.

Considering the criminal charges and Ramirez’s history, he faced a punishment between 25 years to life on the drug charge and between two to twenty years on the weapon charge.

After taking the evidence under advisement, Judge John Ellisor returned Monday morning with Ramirez’s punishment. Ramirez was sentenced to thirty years for the drug charge and fifteen years for the weapon charge. The sentences will run concurrently. Ramirez must serve at least one-fourth of his sentence before being eligible for parole.

Ramirez was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Ross Hill and James Haugh in the 122nd District Court, with Judge John Ellisor presiding. The criminal investigation was conducted by Highway Patrol of the Texas Department of Public Safety.

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