Two Sentenced in Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy
PROVIDENCE, RI—Raymundo Done, 24, and Jorge Marcano, 30, of Providence, have been sentenced in U.S. District Court in Providence for their roles in a heroin trafficking conspiracy in Pawtucket and Providence, announced United States Attorney Peter F. Neronha; Michael Ferguson, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New England field division; and Pawtucket Police Chief Paul King.
Raymundo Done was sentenced today by U.S. District Court Chief Judge William E. Smith to 24 months’ probation, the first 6 months to be served in home confinement. Jorge Marcano was sentenced by U.S. District Court Chief Judge William E. Smith on January 27, 2014, to 36 months in federal prison to be followed by three years’ supervised release.
Marcano pleaded guilty on September 24, 2013, as charged in a federal indictment, to one count each of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute heroin, possession with the intent to distribute heroin and possession with the intent to distribute cocaine. Done pleaded guilty on September 8, 2014, as charged in the indictment, to one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute heroin.
According to court documents and information presented to the court, an investigation by DEA agents and Pawtucket Police in February, March and April 2013, determined that Marcano and Done were joined in a heroin distribution operation. The investigation included law enforcement and electronic surveillance of Marcano and Done’s drug trafficking activities and numerous controlled purchases of heroin. The investigation revealed that heroin sales were arranged through Marcano and that the drugs were delivered by Done at Marcano’s direction, often times in Pawtucket.
On April 7, 2013, law enforcement executed court authorized search warrants at four Providence residences connected to the defendants, on vehicles operated by Marcano and Done and the persons of Marcano and Done. Approximately 23 grams of heroin, 17 grams of cocaine and $7,400 in cash were seized. More than 14 grams of heroin and nearly 3 grams of cocaine were seized from inside a hide in a vehicle operated by Marcano, and approximately 9.5 grams of heroin, more than 13 grams of cocaine and $7,400 in cash were seized from Marcano’s residence. Also seized were items used in the packaging and distribution of illicit drugs.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul F. Daly, Jr.
Providence Police assisted the DEA and Pawtucket Police in the execution of the search warrants at the four Providence residences.
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