Oregon man gets 15 years for drug dealing, cockfighting

King County deputy fired after assault conviction

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A Hillsboro man has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for drug dealing and cockfighting.

Kevin Sonoff, spokesman for the Oregon U.S. Attorney’s Office, says 43-year-old Daniel Ramirez was also ordered to pay a $100,000 fine and spend five years on supervised release when he leaves prison.

According to court documents, Ramirez led a methamphetamine-trafficking organization with ties to Mexican cartels. Through a series of wiretaps, authorities identified more than 50 members of the organization – 35 of whom live in Oregon.

Agents learned during the investigation that Ramirez was also heavily involved in cockfighting.

Ramirez pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges last fall.