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Pawtucket Man to Serve Six Years in Federal Prison for Selling Fentanyl Pills

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Rhode Island
Defendant’s ninth term of incarceration for drug trafficking

PROVIDENCE, RI – A Pawtucket man described in court documents as being a “seasoned drug dealer” who previously served eight different jail sentences for selling drugs was sentenced today to six years in federal prison, having been convicted most recently of selling thousands of fentanyl pills, announced United States Attorney Zachary A. Cunha.

Gary Doran, a/k/a “G-Baby,” 36, pleaded guilty on October 5, 2023, to a charge of distribution of 40 grams or more of fentanyl.

According to court documents and statements made in court, three months after being released from jail in 2021, members of the FBI Safe Streets Task Force developed information that Doran was active in drug dealing. During the course of a later FBI investigation, Doran sold a cooperating witness thousands of fentanyl pills, for a total of $9,250 over a period of less than two months.

Doran was sentenced today by U.S. District Court Judge Mary S. McElroy to 72 months of incarceration to be followed by three years of federal supervised release.

According to court records, prior to his arrest in this matter, Doran was previously convicted eight times in state courts for selling drugs, serving eight different sentences ranging from six months to two years of incarceration.

This most recent case was prosecuted in federal court by Assistant U.S. Attorney Christine D. Lowell.

The matter was investigated by the FBI Safe Streets Task Force and the Pawtucket Police Department.



Jim Martin

(401) 709-5357

Updated March 20, 2024

Drug Trafficking
Press Release Number: 24-27