Woonsocket drug dealer sentenced to federal prison
By News Staff
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – A Woonsocket drug dealer has been sentenced to serve eight years in federal prison, the U.S. Attorney’s office said.
Joshua Withee, 41, was arrested by Woonsocket Police in 2017 after a search of his residence turned up 13.8 grams of fentanyl laced heroin, 95 grams of crack cocaine, two loaded firearms, and various drug packaging and distribution materials.
Before the arrest, a Police informant made four controlled purchases of crack cocaine from Withee.
In 2018, Withee pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, possession with intent to distribute heroin, felon in possession of a firearm, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. He was sentenced Tuesday to 96 months in federal prison, followed by three years supervised release.
According to court documents, Withee has previous convictions in Rhode Island on felony assault, drug, arson and firearm charges.
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