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

January 25, 2013


Woonsocket Drug Dealer Sentenced to 24 Months in Federal Prison

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Dwayne O’Hagan, 30, of Woonsocket, arrested by members of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Drug Task Force in April 2012 for dealing cocaine on the streets of Woonsocket, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Providence today to 24 months in federal prison, the high end of advisory federal sentencing guidelines, announced United States Attorney Peter F. Neronha; John J. Arvanitis, Special Agent in Charge of the DEA’s New England Field Division; and Woonsocket Police Chief Thomas S. Carey.

U.S. District Court Judge William E. Smith also ordered O’Hagan to serve 3 years of supervised release upon completion of his prison term. O’Hagan pleaded guilty on August 27, 2012, to three counts of distribution of cocaine, as charged in a three-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury on May 9, 2012.

According to information presented to the court, an undercover DEA Drug Task Force investigation into O’Hagan’s drug trafficking activities, which included the use of electronic surveillance, revealed that on three occasions between March 21, 2012, and April 9, 2012, he sold various amounts of cocaine. O’Hagan admitted to the court that during that time he sold approximately 65 grams of cocaine.

O’Hagan was arrested and detained on April 24, 2012.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen G. Dambruch and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Benjamin S. Towbin.


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