Prison Inmate, Two Others Charged in Amphetamines Distribution Conspiracy
PROVIDENCE (STL.News) An ACI inmate who is alleged to have continued to operate a drug trafficking business while incarcerated at the ACI, the inmate’s girlfriend, whom he allegedly instructed by telephone from inside the ACI on how to continue to operate the business, and an alleged supplier of amphetamine pills for them to sell, have been charged by way of federal criminal complaints filed in U.S. District Court.
Arrested today as he exited the ACI on charges of conspiracy to possess amphetamines with intent to distribute and possession of amphetamine with intent to distribute, Ronald M. Kramer, 36, of Providence, is also charged with possession of a firearm by a prohibited person. It is alleged in court documents that Kramer, previously convicted and sentenced on state robbery, breaking and entering/domestic, and felony assault charges, instructed his girlfriend, Rebecca L. Beauchamp, 36, of North Providence not only on how to continue his drug trafficking business, but also about how to locate and sell a firearm he owned. Beauchamp allegedly sold the gun to an undercover ATF agent.
It is alleged in court documents that on February 18, 2021, the same day Kramer was detained at the ACI on drunk driving, obstruction, and resisting arrest charges following his arrest by Providence Police, he began a long series of telephone conversations, often multiple times a day, with Beauchamp instructing her on contacting his supplier of amphetamine drugs and his customers, guiding her on executing drug transactions, and about how to locate and sell his gun.