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Lorain woman gets 15-month sentence on drug charges


A Lorain woman was sentenced to 15 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to felony drug charges Thursday.

Roseanne Ramos, 40, pleaded guilty April 5 to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances and two counts of possession with intent to distribute controlled substances. According to court filings, she along with co-defendants Arion Colvin, Anthony Carter and Anthony Church, possessed with intent to distribute at least 312,750 milligrams of hydrocodone, a schedule II drug.

Ramos reportedly was a medical assistant and used a doctor’s prescription pad without his knowledge to issue prescriptions for hydrocodone. The group then picked up those illegally filled prescriptions from area pharmacies in Lorain, Elyria and Cleveland.

Ramos was indicted in October 2018. According to court documents, the prescriptions were each for 120 tablets of hydrocodone, many made under aliases. Ramos picked up the prescriptions between December 2016 and February 2017 at pharmacies including the Walgreens on Broadway in Lorain, the Walgreens on Cleveland Street in Elyria, the Walgreens on Leavitt Road in Lorain, and the CVS on Oberlin Avenue in Lorain.

Contact Carissa Woytach at (440) 329-7245 or
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