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Dante Rashaun Ramseur
courtesy of Catawba Co. Sheriff's Office

Hickory Man Sentenced in Connection with Federal Cocaine Case

44-year-old Dante Rashaun Ramseur of Hickory was sentenced Wednesday (February 14) to 121 months in federal prison. The conviction stems from an investigation conducted jointly by the F.B.I., the Drug Enforcement Administration, the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, the Hickory Police Department, and the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division.

Ramseur was convicted of possession with intent to distribute cocaine within 1,000 feet of an elementary school, conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a mixture of cocaine, and distribution of cocaine.

Ramseur is currently in federal custody and will be transferred to the custody of the federal Bureau of Prisons upon designation of a federal facility.

Co-defendants in the case, 31-year-old Holly Christine Furlough and 33-year-old Carlos Hernandez Landeiro, both from Charlotte, have each pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute cocaine and possession with intent to distribute cocaine near a school. A sentencing date for Furlough and Landeiro has not been set.