Dwayne O’Hagan to serve three years supervised release after sentence.
- POLICE & FIRE
Friday, January 25
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 …
Pablo Marino Chala pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court this week.
- POLICE & FIRE
Thursday, February 16, 2012
A Woonsocket man faces up to 80 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to trafficking crack cocaine this week. Pablo Marino Chala, 46, of Woonsocket, R.I., faces a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in federal prison followed by a minimum of four years of supervised release when he is sentenced in May, after pleading in U.S. District Court in Providence. Chala’s drug dealing activities were targeted as part of a long-term joint Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force and Woonsocket Police investigation into drug trafficking in Woonsocket. Chala’s guilty plea was announced by U.S. Attorney Peter F. Neronha; Woonsocket Police Chief Thomas S. Carey; and Kevin L. Lane, Acting Special …