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RHODE ISLAND DRUG & WEAPONS CASE: 15-year sentence given in drugs, weapons case

Posted by Matthew Marin | Sep 06, 2011 | 0 Comments

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By Thomas J. Morgan

PROVIDENCE, R.I. _ A North Smithfield man who injured two police officers as they awaited a search warrant to search the man's apartment for drugs and firearms, breaking the hand of one of them, has been sentenced to more than 15 years in federal prison, U.S. Attorney Peter F. Neronha said Wednesday.

Wayne Simon, 36, pleaded guilty in May 2011 to a four-count federal indictment charging him with possessing cocaine and oxycodone with the intent to distribute, possessing marijuana with the intent to distribute, and with being a felon in possession of ammunition, Neronha said in a news release.

Simon's sentence was imposed by U.S. District Court Chief Judge Mary M. Lisi.

According to court documents and information presented to the court by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sandra R. Hebert, on Nov. 55, 2010, North Smithfield police obtained a search warrant to search Simon's residence based on information developed by detectives regarding Simon's cocaine and marijuana trafficking, and his possession and use of firearms. Officers secured Simon's residence while awaiting the arrival of detectives with the search warrant.

As they waited, Simon arrived and attempted to force his way past the officers to enter his residence. When officers attempted to stop him, Simon violently resisted the officers; Neronha said. The defendant injured two officers before he was eventually subdued. One of the officers suffered a broken hand, requiring surgery.

A search of Simon's residence resulted in the confiscation of 327 grams of cocaine, 2,244 grams of marijuana, 353 oxycodone pills, a quantity of the drug ecstasy, and numerous other pills. Detectives also found packaging material, ledgers, 5 scales, 37 rounds of Federal .22 caliber ammunition, 5 rounds of Remington 9 mm ammunition, and 10 rounds of El Dorado Cartridge Corporation 9mm ammunition. Detectives also found a safe containing $29,100, which was the proceeds of drug trafficking.

Simon has been detained since his arrest.

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Matthew Marin

My name is Attorney Matthew Marin. I have dedicated my career to defending those charged with criminal offenses throughout Rhode Island. If you have been arrested or are under investigation for a criminal offense, we understand that are likely in an unfamiliar situation that can be extremely intimidating and even paralyzing. You may feel as if you do not know where to turn or who to ask for help. Fortunately, you have come to the right place to begin your search for answers and a successful resolution to your situation. We have extensive experience assisting thousands of clients facing drunk driving charges, domestic violence charges, and drug charges throughout Rhode Island.


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