A woman who sold cellular phones and makeup in eastern Iowa has been convicted of also selling synthetic drugs. Fifty-two-year-old Mary Ramos of Evansdale was convicted of distributing and possessing with intent to distribute two types of synthetic drugs.
The jury found Ramos sold the a drug called XLR-11 under the names “Mr. Nice Guy,” “Mr. Happy,” “Diablo” and “Insane.” They are a synthetic form of marijuana, but were labeled as incense or potpourri.
She also sold the drug Alpha-PVP, which is similar to meth or cocaine. Court records show Ramos sold the drug labeled as “Blue” for $50 a jar — claiming it was a scouring powder — although it is not a cleaner.
Ramos faces maximum sentences of 80 years in prison and four million dollars in fines when she is sentenced.