"Long Time Coming" Update: Chicago Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Offense
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Floyd Dermonta Ramsey, 42, of Chicago, Illinois, pleaded guilty today to possession with intent to distribute fentanyl, cocaine, and marijuana.
According to court documents and statements made in court, Ramsey admitted to entering Parkersburg on August 31, 2021, in possession of approximately 98 pills containing fentanyl, 62.83 grams of cocaine, and approximately three pounds of marijuana. These substances were seized by a law enforcement officer in connection with a traffic stop. Ramsey admitted he intended to distribute these controlled substances to other people.
Ramsey faces up to 20 years in prison when he is sentenced on May 18, 2022.
Robert Sanders, Jr., still faces federal charges as a result of the nearly year-long investigation dubbed “Long Time Coming.” Ambera Roberts, Era Dawn Corder, Matthew Edward Depew, and Carlo Ramsey, all of Parkersburg, previously entered guilty pleas in this case and await sentencing. Also as a result of the investigation, more than a dozen individuals were arrested on state charges in Wood County.
United States Attorney Will Thompson made the announcement and commended the excellent investigative work of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Parkersburg Narcotics Task Force (PNTF), the Parkersburg Police Department, the West Virginia State Police, the United States Postal Inspection Service, the Vienna Police Department, the Williamstown Police Department, the Wood County Sheriff’s Office, the Cabell County Sheriff’s Department, the Boyd County (KY) Sheriff’s Department, the Russell (KY) Police Department and the Raceland (KY) Police Department.
Senior United States District Judge John T. Copenhaver, Jr. presided over the hearing. Assistant United States Attorney Jeremy B. Wolfe is handling the prosecution.
The investigation was part of the Department of Justice’s Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF). OCDETF was established in 1982 to conduct comprehensive, multilevel attacks on major drug trafficking and money laundering organizations and is the keystone of the Department of Justice’s drug reduction strategy. Today, OCDETF combines the resources and expertise of its member federal agencies in cooperation with state and local law enforcement. The principal mission of the OCDETF program is to identify, disrupt, and dismantle the most serious drug trafficking organizations, transnational criminal organizations, and money laundering organizations that present a significant threat to the public safety, economic, or national security of the United States.
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-00163.