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Albany and Bronx Men Sentenced to 120 Months on Fentanyl and Cocaine Convictions

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of New York

ALBANY, NEW YORK - Ramion Burt, age 46, of Albany, and Marion Frampton, age 43, of the Bronx, New York, were each sentenced today to 120 months in prison for conspiring to distribute and possessing with intent to distribute fentanyl and cocaine.

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman; New York State Police Acting Superintendent Steven A. Nigrelli; 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, the New York State Police 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 it.

In 2002, Burt and Frampton were respectively convicted of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance and conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York.

Burt and Frampton were also each sentenced to an 8-year term of post-release supervision. 

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

Updated December 22, 2022

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