A Sioux City man has pleaded guilty in federal court to drug and child pornography charges.
23-year-old Jose Ramon Ortega-Ramirez was convicted of one count of possession with the intent to distribute cocaine and one count of possession of child pornography.
In a plea agreement, Ortega-Ramirez admitted that law enforcement intercepted a package from Mexico containing over a half pound of cocaine that was sent to his address in August.
Ortega-Ramirez signed for the package that was delivered by an undercover agent and brought it into his home.
He also admitted that he possessed nude images and video of a minor engaging in sexually explicit activity.
Ortega-Ramirez remains in custody facing a possible maximum sentence of 20 years’ imprisonment.
Sentencing before United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand will be set after a pre-sentence report is prepared.