A crack dealer who ran afoul of a joint DEA/Woonsocket Police investigation will serve more than seven years for selling to undercover WPD detectives.
Eddie Torie Barr, 36, of Woonsocket, arrested in October 2011 during an undercover investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Woonsocket Police into the distribution of crack cocaine in Woonsocket was sentenced today to 92 months in federal prison, announced United States Attorney Peter F. Neronha.
Neronha made the announcement with Kevin L. Lane, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the New England field division of the Drug Enforcement Administration; and Woonsocket Police Chief Thomas S. Carey.
U.S. District Court Judge John J. McConnell, Jr. also sentenced Barr to serve 3 years of supervised release upon completion of his prison term. Barr pleaded guilty on Jan. 27, 2012 to three counts of possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute.
At the time of his guilty plea, Barr admitted that on three occasions, between Jan. 7 and Jan. 25, 2011, he sold crack cocaine in varying amounts to undercover Woonsocket Police detectives posing as drug traffickers. During that period of time, Barr sold more than 48 grams of crack cocaine to the detectives for a total of $2,480.