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February 2, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY FELON SENTENCED TO 10 YEARS IN PRISON FOR ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF GUNS
Greenbelt, Maryland - U.S. District Judge Roger W. Titus sentenced Ryan Randall Ramey, age 28, of New Carrollton, Maryland, today to 10 years in prison followed by three years of supervised release for being a felon in possession of firearms.
The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge William Winter of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement; Special Agent in Charge Theresa R. Stoop of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - Baltimore Field Division and Special Agent in Charge Ava Cooper-Davis of the Drug Enforcement Administration - Washington Field Division.
According to Ramey’s guilty plea, on November 19, 2008, he sold a Sturm Ruger .223 Ranch Rifle, wrapped in a multicolored blanket, along with two magazines, one of which was a large capacity magazine, and 18 rounds of ammunition for approximately $800. Ramey made the sale after traveling with the gun to the parking lot of a gas station in Prince George’s County.
On January 29, 2009, search warrants were executed at Ramey’s home and two storage lockers in Lanham, rented in his mother’s name but utilized by Ramey. At his home agents recovered the keys for two storage lockers on his key ring in his bedroom. During the search of the first storage locker, agents seized approximately 62 grams of cocaine, a scale, marijuana residue, baking soda, cutting agent, drug paraphernalia and documents associated with Ramey. While waiting for the search warrant for the second locker, an agent observed two individuals removing items from the storage locker. The individuals were identified as friends of Ramey and agents located a blanket and towel containing a MAK90 semiautomatic rifle, known to belong to Ramey, in the hallway near Ramey’s storage unit. The subsequent search of the unit also recovered a bullet proof vest, approximately 500 rounds of ammunition, one Jennings semi-automatic handgun with obliterated serial number, marijuana growing materials and documents associated with Ramey.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended Assistant United States Attorney Deborah A. Johnston, who prosecuted this Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force case.