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U.S. Department of Justice
Peter F. Neronha
United States Attorney
District of Rhode Island

February 28, 2013

Woonsocket Drug Trafficker Sentenced to 60 Months in Federal Prison

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Felix Reyes, 20, of Woonsocket, was sentenced today to 60 months in federal prison for possession of crack cocaine with the intent to distribute, announced United States Attorney Peter F. Neronha and Woonsocket Police Chief Thomas S. Carey.

At sentencing, U.S. District Court Chief Judge Mary M. Lisi also ordered Reyes to serve 5 years of supervised release upon completion of his prison term. Reyes pleaded guilty on December 4, 2012, to one count of possession with the intent to distribute cocaine base.

According to information presented to the court, Reyes was arrested by Woonsocket Police in March 2012 following a brief foot chase, after an officer on routine patrol noticed Reyes acting in a suspicious manner. As the officer approached Reyes he fled, discarding a small package which police quickly retrieved. The package contained nearly 39 grams of crack cocaine. Reyes was arrested following a brief struggle.

According to information presented to the court, Reyes was previously convicted in state court on a drug charge, and is currently awaiting trial in state court on drug, assault and weapons charges.

Reyes has been detained since his arrest in March 2012.

The federal drug case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Gerard B. Sullivan.



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