Pawtucket man sentenced for trafficking crack cocaine

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — United States Attorney Zachary A. Cunha announced that a Pawtucket man previously convicted of federal crack cocaine drug trafficking and firearm charges was sentenced to five years for trafficking again while on supervised release.

Estefano J. Lobo, 31, admitted he sold and delivered crack cocaine to another individual and had been dealing crack cocaine for several months after leaving federal prison to serve a three-year term of supervised release.

This is the ninth federal charge Lobo has been convicted of since 2010, Cunha said.

Lobo was seen hand delivering crack cocaine to another person in March 2022 by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents and Pawtucket Police Department detectives during an investigation.

Lobo was found to be in possession of 99.8 grams of crack cocaine, $8,232 in cash, and tools associated with processing cocaine powder into cocaine base, Cunha added.

He will serve a term of 60 months in federal prison to be followed by three years of federal supervised release.

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