Man from Providence sentenced to federal prison for trafficking cocaine

United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island. (WLNE)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — A Providence man was sentenced Thursday to four years in federal prison for trafficking cocaine.

Miguel Colon, 36, pleaded guilty on Aug. 24, 2022, to a single charge of conspiracy to distribute and possess cocaine with intent to distribute, said U.S. Attorney Zachary Cunha.

An FBI investigation found that Colon had bought various quantities of cocaine from a supplier and reselling it to others on multiple occasions.

A court-authorized search was executed at Colon’s apartment on Sept. 16 by the FBI Task Force.

Investigators seized over five grams of cocaine as well as items used to package and distribute drugs.

Cunha said Colon was sentenced Thursday to 46 months in prison followed by three years of federal supervised release.


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