Greenwich Man Agrees to Serve Time For Narcotics Charge

George C. Ramirez, 21, has reportedly pleaded guilty to one count of possession of narcotics with intent to sell following his arrest in August in connection with the Christopher Harris overdose case.

A Greenwich man who was in connection with the overdose case has reportedly agreed to serve eight years in prison, suspended after two years, and three years of probation in a plea deal with state prosecutors.

According to a report in the Greenwich Time, George C. Ramirez, 21, in April pleaded guilty one count of conspiracy to possess narcotics with intent to sell under the "Alfred Doctrine," under which a defendant does not admit guilt, but agrees there is enough evidence for a conviction. He is reportedly already incarcerated for violating probation and is scheduled for formal sentencing on June 5.

Meanwhile William Nelson, 19, of Greenwich, who was , has pleaded not guilty and awaits trial, according to the report.

In addition police reportedly hold a non-extraditable warrant for Christopher Lundell in connection with the investigation.

As reported on Greenwich Patch, Harris was , 2011. He was transported to Stamford Hospital, where he later died. Police said “intoxicants” likely played a role in his death.

"Preliminary investigation reveals that although Mr. Harris had some underlying medical issues it is likely that intoxicants were a contributing factor in his death," police said in a news release issued on Jan. 10, 2011.


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