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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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Attorney Matthew T. Marin is a highly skilled criminal defense lawyer with an outstanding track record in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. With expertise in DUI/DWI, drug offenses, domestic violence, and white-collar crimes, he is dedicated to providing personalized and effective representation for his clients. A "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers and a member of the National College for DUI Defense and the National Trial Lawyers Top 100, Attorney Marin is committed to staying current with the latest legal developments and giving back to his community through pro bono work.


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