Woonsocket Resident Pleads Guilty to Trafficking Oxycodone
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Jeffrey Pare, 29, of Woonsocket, pleaded guilty in federal court in Providence on Tuesday to trafficking Oxycodone. Pare pleaded guilty as charged in a federal indictment returned on August 19, 2015, to three counts of distribution of Oxycodone.
Appearing before U.S. District Court Judge John J. McConnell, Jr., Pare admitted to the court that on three occasions, between July 17 and August 14, 2014, he sold Oxycodone tablets to an undercover Providence Police Department detective assigned to the Rhode Island DEA Drug Task Force. According to information presented to the court, on July 17, 2014, Pare sold the undercover law enforcement officer 69 Oxycodone tablets in exchange for $2,100 in cash; on July 25, 2014, Pare sold 200 tablets to the undercover officer for $5,800 in cash; and on August 14, 2014, Pare sold the undercover officer 491 Oxycodone tablets in exchange for $22,400 in cash. All of the transactions occurred in Woonsocket.
Pare’s guilty plea is announced by United States Attorney Peter F. Neronha, Michael J. Ferguson, Special Agent in Charge of the DEA in New England, Woonsocket Acting Police Chief Captain Michael R. Lemoine, and Providence Police Chief Hugh T. Clements, Jr.
Pare was charged by way of a federal criminal complaint and arrested by DEA Drug Task Force agents and Woonsocket Police on July 15, 2015. At his initial appearance in U.S. District Court on July 22, 2015, Pare was ordered released on $50,000 unsecured bond to home confinement with electronic monitoring.
Pare, who remains on home confinement, is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge John J. McConnell, Jr., on August 18, 2016.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Gerard B. Sullivan.
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