Member of Heroin Organization That Operated in the Baltimore Area Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison

Organization Used a Location Near a School and Distributed Heroin in Baltimore City, Baltimore and Anne Arundel Counties, including an Annapolis Housing Project

July 27, 2012

Baltimore, Maryland - U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz sentenced Anthony Eugene Ramseur, age 43, of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, today to 12 years in prison followed by 10 years of supervised release for conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute heroin.

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Richard A. McFeely of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Maryland-Delaware Division; Assistant Director in Charge James W. McJunkin of the Federal Bureau of Investigation - Washington Field Office; Baltimore Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III; Major Michael Kundrat, Senior Commander of the Maryland Transportation Authority Police; Michael A. Pristoop, Chief of the Annapolis Police Department; Anne Arundel County Police Chief James Teare, Sr.; Colonel Marcus Brown, Superintendent of the Maryland State Police; Special Agent in Charge Ava Cooper-Davis of the Drug Enforcement Administration - Washington Field Division; and Chief James W. Johnson of the Baltimore County Police Department.

According to his guilty plea, as part of a long term investigation by the FBI into a heroin trafficking organization, calls were intercepted over co-defendant Christian Gettis’ phone which revealed that Gettis distributed significant quantities of heroin to others, including Ramseur, in the Baltimore metropolitan area. Ramseur resold the heroin to his customers.

For example, on October 1, 2010, law enforcement intercepted text messages and phone calls between Gettis and Ramseur, discussing the price and quantity of heroin. Agents later observed Ramseur buy the heroin from Gettis.

The drug trafficking organization also used a location that was less than 1,000 feet from a charter school in Baltimore City to process and distribute heroin. The conspirators distributed heroin in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County and a housing project in Annapolis.

To date, 27 defendants have pleaded guilty to their participation in the Gettis drug trafficking conspiracy. Judge Motz previously sentenced Christian Devlon Gettis a/k/a “Cutty Rock,” “C,” and “Chris,” age 39, of Baltimore, the leader of a heroin distribution organization, to16 years in prison and sentenced co-defendant and heroin supplier Charles C. Guy, a/k/a “Captain,” “Beloved,” “B,” “Billy,” “Billy Guy,” “Gary Peterson,” and “Damon Lamont Hackett,” age 43, of Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, to17 years in prison, after both pleaded guilty.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein praised the FBI and FBI agents in Baltimore, Annapolis, and Washington, D.C.; the Baltimore Police Department; MdTA Police; the Annapolis Police Department; the Anne Arundel County Police Department; the Maryland State Police; FBI agents in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania; the DEA; and the Baltimore County Police Department for their work in the searches and the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorneys Ayn B. Ducao and Christopher J. Romano, who prosecuted this Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force case.

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