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Rhode Island Drug and Weapons Case: 2 sentenced for drug & gun trafficking

Posted by Matthew Marin | Nov 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

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By Melissa Sardelli

WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WPRI) - Two men charged with trafficking drugs and firearms in Woonsocket have been sentenced to federal prison.

Anthony Otero, 39, of New York was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison. Aaron M. Swan, 24, of Woonsocket, was sentenced to 5 years in federal prison.

Both of the men will have 3 years of supervised release once they are finished serving their prison sentences.

The arrests were a result of a two-year long investigation by local and federal authorities.

So far, 19 people have been charged, more than three dozen firearms and drugs including crack cocaine, marijuana, and ecstasy pills have been seized.

Woonsocket Police Chief Thomas Carey launched the investigation with the U.S. Attorney's Office and the ATF, targeting those individuals who were "compromising the quality of life" of Woonsocket residents.

Otero and Swan pleaded guilty to various charges in August 2011.

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