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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 18, 2022

Albany and Bronx Men Plead Guilty to Fentanyl and Cocaine Charges

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Ramion Burt, age 45, of Albany, and Marion Frampton, age 43, of the Bronx, New York, each pled guilty today to conspiring to distribute and possessing with intent to distribute fentanyl and cocaine, announced United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman; New York State Police Superintendent Kevin P. Bruen; and Janeen DiGuiseppi, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

In pleading guilty, Burt and Frampton admitted to driving from Albany to New York City to pick up fentanyl and cocaine for distribution in February 2021.  On the drive back to Albany, they were stopped by the New York State Police heading northbound on Interstate 87 in Catskill, New York, and 31 grams of fentanyl were discovered in a plastic bag in Frampton’s boot.  In searching the vehicle, Troopers discovered an additional 53 grams of fentanyl and 496 grams of cocaine in the glove compartment.  Burt and Frampton admitted to possessing the fentanyl and cocaine, and intending to distribute them. Burt and Frampton each have a prior federal conviction related to drug trafficking.

At sentencing, Burt and Frampton each face at least 10 years and up to life in prison, as well as a term of post-imprisonment supervised release of at least 8 years and up to life.  A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the particular statute the defendant is charged with violating, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other factors.

This case was investigated by the New York State Police and FBI, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Cyrus P.W. Rieck.

Topic(s): 
Opioids
Drug Trafficking
Updated July 18, 2022