Drug Dealer Charged in Near-Fatal Overdose in Greenwich

Ryan C Ramsey. Sept 3, 2019 Photo courtesy Greenwich Police Dept

Ryan C Ramsey. Sept 3, 2019 Photo courtesy Greenwich Police Dept

On Tuesday afternoon Greenwich Police announced they had arrested a Norwalk woman who provided illegal drugs to an addicted victim.

Ryan C. Ramsey, 33, of 1 Gregory Blvd in Norwalk was arrested by warrant on Sept 2 for providing drugs to a local resident who overdosed and almost died.

On June 15, 2019 Greenwich Police Officers were dispatched to a private residence on Josephine Evaristo Avenue on a report of an unresponsive female.

Upon arrival officers located the unconscious patient in a bathtub and began life saving efforts. They identified her vital signs as very weak and determined she was likely suffering from a drug overdose.

They quickly administered two doses of naloxone before seeing a positive response from the patient.

Medics from GEMS arrived on scene, took over care and then transported the patient to the hospital. The female eventually recovered and was released from the hospital.

Detectives from the Greenwich Police Narcotics Section conducted an investigation to determine the source of the illegal drugs and determined that two individuals were responsible for selling and administering the drugs to the patient as well.

After establishing probable cause, arrest warrants were obtained for these two suspects with the assistance of the Stamford State’s Attorney’s office.

On September 2, 2019 Greenwich officers traveled to Norwalk Police Dept to take custody of one of the suspects, Ms. Ramsey. They expecting to serve a second arrest warrant in the near future for the second suspect who is currently incarcerated for a different case.

Ramsey was charged with Assault 2nd (CGS 53a-60), Sale of Narcotics (CGS21a-278(b)(a), and Conspiracy to Commit Assault 2 and Sale of Narcotics (53a-48).

She was processed by Greenwich Police and held on $100,000 court set bond.

She has a date in Stamford Superior Court on Sept 16, 2019.

“Greenwich Police continue to focus special attention on those who sell or distribute illegal drugs within our community,” Captain Robert Berry said in a statement issued to the media on Tuesday afternoon.  “We urge individuals, or the families of individuals, suffering from drug addiction to seek help.”

Resources for assistance are available at www.thehubct.org.