A convicted cocaine dealer arrested by the DEA April 24 was sentenced to 2 years in prison in US District Court today.
Dwayne O’Hagan, 30, of Woonsocket, arrested by members of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Drug Task Force for dealing cocaine on the streets of Woonsocket, received a sentence on the high end of advisory federal sentencing guidelines, according to a joint release from US Attorney Peter F. Neronha; John J. Arvanitis, Special Agent in Charge of the DEA’s New England Field Division; and Woonsocket Police Chief Thomas S. Carey.
U.S. District Court Judge William E. Smith also ordered O’Hagan to serve 3 years of supervised release upon completion of his prison term. O’Hagan pleaded guilty on Aug. 27 to three counts of distribution of cocaine, as charged in a three-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury on May 9.
According to information presented to the court, an undercover DEA Drug Task Force investigation into O’Hagan’s drug trafficking activities, which included the use of electronic surveillance, revealed that on three occasions between March 21, 2012, and April 9, 2012, he sold various amounts of cocaine. O’Hagan admitted to the court that during that time he sold approximately 65 grams of cocaine.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen G. Dambruch and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Benjamin S. Towbin.