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Two sent up for 9 years for dealing meth

Two immigrants here illegally have been sentenced to nine years in federal prison after investigators charged them with dealing methamphetamine in January 2013.

A joint investigation by agents from Homeland Security and the Henderson County Sheriff's Office led to the arrest last year of Alejandro Ramirez-Juarez, 27, of 61 Whispering Pines Lane, and Elias Perez-Gomez, 23, of 58 Dewitt Drive.
They were charged with possession with the intent to distribute, sell and manufacture methamphetamine and conspiracy to possess, sell and manufacture methamphetamine.
This investigation, started in December 2012, led to the seizure of more than two pounds of methamphetamine and two vehicles used in the crime. Ramirez-Juarez and Perez-Gomez were arrested on Jan. 10, 2013. During the investigation, officers discovered that the two men were receiving large amounts of methamphetamine from Greenville, S.C., and selling it in Hendersonville.
Ramirez-Juarez and Perez-Gomez will be deported when they complete their prison terms, the Sheriff's Department said.
Sheriff Charlie McDonald said his officers will continue to use partnerships with other agencies in an effort to crack down on drug trafficking.