Law enforcement raid nets drug arrest

Published 10:19 am Friday, December 9, 2022

On Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022 detectives with the Washington Police Department and Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office executed search and arrest warrants at J6 Tobacco & Wireless located at 601 John Small Avenue in Washington, NC.

A second search warrant was executed at a residence in Pitt County by Pitt County Sheriff’s Office deputies.

This investigation led to the arrest of Jose Louis Jimenez Ramirez of Greenville, NC.

Jose Luis Jimenez Ramirez (WPD)

During the course of the investigation and subsequent searches detectives seized approximately 3.5 ounces (95 Grams) of cocaine and 4 ounces of marijuana. The suspect has been charged with Trafficking Cocaine, Possession with the Intent to Sell/Deliver Marijuana, and 6 counts of Selling Drugs within 1000’ of a School or Park.

Jimenez Ramirez is being held in Pitt County on a $350,000 secured bond.

This was a joint investigation with cooperation between the following agencies: Washington Police Department, Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office and Pitt County Sheriff’s Office.