U.S. Department of Justice
Peter F. Neronha
United States Attorney
District of Rhode Island
January 30, 2013
Armed Drug Dealer Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison
Pawtucket Police investigation leads to seizure of crack cocaine, .357 revolver and ammunition
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – James P. Perry, 35, of Pawtucket, was sentenced today to 10 years in federal prison on drug and firearm charges, announced United States Attorney Peter F. Neronha and Pawtucket Police Chief Paul King. Perry was arrested by Pawtucket Police on March 15, 2012, during an undercover investigation into the trafficking of crack cocaine.
U.S. District Court Judge John J. McConnell, Jr., also ordered Perry to serve three years supervised release upon completion of his prison term. Perry pleaded guilty on August 1, 2012, to possession with the intent to distribute cocaine base and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
According to information presented to the court, Pawtucket Police executed a court authorized search of Perry’s Pawtucket residence on March 15, 2012, and seized approximately 4.5 grams of crack cocaine; a .357 revolver, a speed loader and 50 rounds of ammunition; and various items used in the preparation, packaging and sale of crack cocaine.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Milind M. Shah.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives assisted Pawtucket Police in the investigation of the firearm seized in this is matter.