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Press Release

Charleston Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Crimes

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Charleston man pleaded guilty today to two counts of possession with intent to distribute fentanyl.

According to statements made in court, Terrence Ramsey, 36,  admitted that on November 7, 2020, officers with the Charleston Police Department responded to a 911 call regarding a passed out driver located in a stopped car and found Ramsey passed out inside a gold Toyota Camry on the West Side of Charleston.  Ramsey was asked to exit the car and during the course of the pat down, Ramsey removed a Ziplock bag containing approximately 47 grams of a heroin/fentanyl mixture from his hoodie pocket.  Ramsey further admitted that when he was arrested on February 9, 2021 in connection with a federal warrant, officers seized approximately 26 grams fentanyl from the room in the home he was residing.

Ramsey faces a mandatory minimum of five years and up to 40 years in prison when he is sentenced on February 3, 2022.

United States Attorney William S. Thompson made the announcement and commended the investigative work of the Charleston Police Department.

United States District Judge Irene C. Berger presided over the hearing.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Negar M. Kordestani is prosecuting the case.

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia. Related court documents and information can be found on PACER by searching for Case No. 2:21-cr-00027.






Updated October 14, 2021

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