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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Rhode Island

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Pawtucket Man Facing 5-40 Years in Prison on Drug Trafficking Charges

PROVIDENCE, RI – David Reis, 41, of Pawtucket, is facing a statutory sentence of 5-40 years in federal prison for trafficking significant quantities of crack cocaine and cocaine when he is sentenced in May.

Following a lengthy investigation into Reis’ drug trafficking activities, which included controlled purchases of cocaine from Reis, members of the Pawtucket Police Special Squad executed a court authorized search of Reis’ residence on October 26, 2017. The search resulted in the seizure of 323.67 grams of cocaine, 188.26 grams of crack cocaine, and, among several other items, items used in the packaging and distribution of the drugs and an elaborate indoor/outdoor wireless video security system.

On Tuesday, Reis pleaded guilty to one count each of possession with intent to deliver 28 grams or more of cocaine base and possession with intent to distribute cocaine, announced United States Attorney Stephen G. Dambruch and Pawtucket Police Chief Tina Goncalves.

David Reis is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge John J. McConnell, Jr., on May 18, 2017. The maximum statutory sentence for possession with intent to deliver 28 grams or more of cocaine base is 40 years’ imprisonment with a mandatory minimum term of 5 years in federal prison and a term of supervised release of 4 years up to lifetime supervised release.  The maximum statutory sentence for possession with intent to deliver cocaine is 20 years’ imprisonment and a term of supervised release of 3 years up to lifetime supervised release. 

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Lee H. Vilker.

United States Attorney Stephen G. Dambruch thanks the Drug Enforcement Administration for their assistance in the prosecution of this matter.

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
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Contact: 
Jim Martin (401) 709-5357
Press Release Number: 
18-28
Updated February 28, 2018