Providence Man Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Trafficking Fentanyl

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. –  A Providence man who admitted to participating in two deliveries of around 50 grams of fentanyl each was sentenced today to six years in federal prison.

Andre Monroe, 32, previously admitted to the court that on June 19, 2019, he secured a $3,000 payment for 49.59 grams of fentanyl sold by an individual who was under surveillance by the FBI Safe Streets Task Force. Additionally, on July 24, 2019, he accepted a $2,700 payment for two bags containing a total of 50.45 grams of fentanyl supplied by him and another individual to the same person that purchased fentanyl in June.

Monroe pleaded guilty on February 12, 2020, to two counts of distribution of 40 grams or more of fentanyl. Monroe was sentenced today by U.S. District Court Chief Judge John J. McConnell, Jr., to 72 months in federal prison to be followed by four years of federal supervised release, announced United States Attorney Zachary A. Cunha.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Stacey P. Veroni.

The FBI Safe Streets Gang Task Force consists of agents and law enforcement officers from the FBI, Rhode Island State Police, the Providence, Cranston, Woonsocket, Pawtucket, West Warwick, and Central Falls Police Departments, and the U.S. Marshals Service.

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