A Woonsocket man is among three arrested by Central Falls Police and the FBI Friday on conspiracy drug charges alleging they were distributing crack.
Adalberto Negron, 30, of Woonsocket, Angel Vigo, 20, of Central Falls, and Edwin Nieves, 24, with a last known address in Pawtucket, were ordered detained by U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Lincoln D. Almond yesterday during their initial appearance in federal court, charged with conspiracy to distribute cocaine base, according to United States Attorney Peter F. Neronha.
An affidavit alleges that on at least 10 occasions an individual operating at the direction of law enforcement allegedly arranged for the purchase and accepted delivery of varying amounts of crack cocaine from Vigo, Negron and Nieves. According to the affidavit, telephone calls to arrange the alleged purchases of crack cocaine and the alleged deliveries of the drugs were monitored by law enforcement. The alleged deliveries took place in Central Falls and Pawtucket.
Conspiracy to distribute cocaine base is punishable by a statutory penalty of up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine of up to $250,000. The cases are being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney William J. Ferland.