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Buffalo Woman Pleads Guilty For Her Role in Drug Conspiracy

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

CONTACT: Barbara Burns
PHONE: (716) 843-5817
FAX #: (716) 551-3051

BUFFALO, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Catherine Ramos, 31, of Buffalo, NY, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara to conspiring to possess with intent to distribute cocaine. The charge carries a maximum possible sentence of 20 years imprisonment and a fine of $1,000,000. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Misha A. Coulson, who is handling the case, stated that beginning in May, 2017 through October, 2017, the defendant conspired with others to possess with intent to distribute cocaine.  Specifically, Ramos also sold cocaine to an undercover police officer. 

The plea is the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Ray Donovan. 

Sentencing is scheduled for June 5, 2020, at 12:30 p.m. before Judge Arcara.

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Updated March 4, 2020

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