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Uniondale drug dealer sentenced to 12 years in prison

Mineola, New York: – Nassau County District Attorney Anne T. Donnelly announced that Orlando Ramsay, a 49-year-old Uniondale man, was sentenced to 12 years in prison for his involvement in a large-scale drug trafficking ring in the Hempstead area. Ramsay pleaded guilty on May 21, 2024, to 23 counts, including acting as a large-scale drug trafficker, as part of the Operation Honeycomb investigation.

Ramsay’s charges included three counts of first-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, seven counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, second-degree conspiracy, three counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, three counts of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, three counts of criminal possession of a firearm and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was sentenced to 12 years in prison with five years of probation upon release.

DA Donnelly highlighted Ramsay’s significant role in the Hempstead drug ring that distributed dangerous opioids and other drugs throughout Nassau County and promoted violence in the Hempstead area. Ramsay was found in possession of over $500,000 worth of drugs, including one kilogram of heroin. His arrest and subsequent conviction are part of a larger operation that resulted in the indictment of 40 individuals, including several major Hempstead drug traffickers.

On October 17, 2020, Ramsay was stopped with approximately 350 grams of cocaine in his vehicle, which he was attempting to deliver to a co-defendant. A search warrant executed on his residence on October 18, 2020 resulted in the seizure of approximately 1,500 grams of cocaine, 1 kilogram of heroin, 200 grams of morphine, 12 grams of fentanyl, four firearms (including three loaded handguns and a shotgun), $185,000 in cash, and various drug paraphernalia.

DA Donnelly thanked the law enforcement partners involved in dismantling the dangerous drug trade and highlighted the positive impact on community safety.

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