The drug dealer who sold Thomas Cramer the Fentanyl-laced Heroin that led to his fatal overdose in April 2019 will spend the next 24.9 years in state prison.
A joint investigation by the Boynton Beach Police Department’s Narcotics Investigation Unit and the Drug Enforcement Administration Miami Field Division resulted in the arrest of Jeremy Ryan Mims, who last month pled guilty to sale or possession of Fentanyl with intent to sell.
Mims, 30, of Boynton Beach also pled guilty to possession of marijuana less than 20 grams and driving while license canceled, suspended or revoked.
“This sentence sends a clear message to drug dealers that they will be held accountable for the lives that they destroy,” Boynton Beach Police Chief Michael G. Gregory said. “We hope that this brings a semblance of peace and closure to Mr. Cramer’s loved ones. We are grateful to our local, state and federal partners for their collaboration on this investigation.”
Cramer, 26, of Orlando, died of a drug overdose after Boynton Beach Police Officers found him unresponsive at the Homing Inn on South Federal Highway on April 19, 2019. Detectives reached out to agents with the DEA to begin a joint investigation that would also include assistance from the West Palm Beach and Lantana Police Departments.
During the investigation, undercover agents made contact with Mims, who sold them Heroin on two occasions. Following his arrest on April 26, 2019, Mims confessed to knowing Cramer, and selling him Heroin several times.
“A major drug dealer is no longer on the streets of South Florida,” said DEA Miami’s Acting Special Agent in Charge La Verne J. Hibbert.  “The DEA will continue to work tirelessly with our law enforcement partners to identify drug dealers who poison our communities and, all too often, cause death.”
Mims remains in the Palm Beach County Jail.