Crack Cocaine Trafficker Sentenced to Federal Prison
PROVIDENCE, RI—Kendall Ferrara, 33, of Providence, was sentenced today to three years in federal prison for trafficking crack cocaine in and around Providence, announced United States Attorney Peter F. Neronha and Vincent B. Lisi, Special Agent in Charge of the Boston field office of the FBI.
At sentencing, U.S. District Court Judge Mary M. Lisi also ordered Ferrara to serve three years of supervised release upon completion of his prison term. Ferrara pleaded guilty on April 6, 2015, to one count of distribution of crack cocaine.
According to court documents and information presented to the court, an undercover FBI Safe Streets Violent Gang Task Force investigation in the fall of 2014 into drug trafficking activities in and around Providence included five purchases of crack cocaine in varying amounts from Ferrara. The purchases were made between October 10 and November 21, 2014. The purchases totaled nearly 59 grams of crack cocaine.
Ferrara was arrested by members of the FBI Safe Streets Task Force on February 23, 2015.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Ly T. Chin.
The FBI’s Safe Streets Violent Gang Task Force consists of agents and law enforcement officers from the FBI, RI State Police, Providence, Cranston, Woonsocket, Johnston and Central Falls Police Departments and the RI Adult Corrections Institutions.