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Schenectady Man Sentenced to 240 Months for Drug and Firearm Crimes

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

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Ramel Gulley, age 28, of Schenectady, New York, was sentenced yesterday to 240 months (20 years) in prison, to be followed by 15 years of supervised release, for possessing and intending to distribute 400 grams or more of a substance containing fentanyl and to possessing multiple firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and Craig L. Tremaroli, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), made the announcement.

As part of his previous guilty plea in June 2023, Gulley admitted that on February 28, 2022, he possessed heroin-fentanyl mixtures weighing a total of 2,035 grams that he intended to distribute.  Gulley also admitted that he possessed four firearms in order to protect the drugs, $12,625 in drug proceeds, and his drug trafficking business.

This case was investigated by the FBI’s Capital District Safe Streets Gang Task Force, which includes FBI Special Agents and members of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Dustin C. Segovia prosecuted the case.

Updated November 28, 2023

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses