Prov. man gets 5 years for drug dealing

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A Providence man has been ordered to serve five years in federal prison for dealing crack cocaine.

Ulicssye Towns, aka “Voomp,” pleaded guilty last November to one count of possession with the intent to distribute 28 grams or more of cocaine base, the office of United States Attorney Peter F. Neronha said in a news release Friday morning.

U.S. District Court Judge John J. McConnell, Jr. sentenced Towns to 60 months in federal prison for the trafficking charge, to be followed by five years supervised release.

Towns was first busted by ATF agents and Providence Police in May 2012 after an undercover investigation into his drug dealing. A person working on behalf of federal and city law enforcement had bought crack five times from Towns, leading to a search warrant being issued for Towns’ home and car. He’s been in federal custody since his arrest.

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