Drug traffickers sentenced to federal prison

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Four men arrested in a sweeping drug investigation have been sentenced to federal prison.

Salee Yang, Eric Negron, Stanz Hun and Peter Lietar were taken into custody in June 2013 as the result of a sweeping fifteen-month long investigation.

Federal, state and local law enforcement seized more than 137 grams of heroin, 392 grams of crack cocaine, 235 grams of cocaine powder, 47 grams and 100 pills of the synthetic drug “Molly,” 100 Ecstasy pills and six firearms, including a machine gun.

Salee Yang, 30, of Pawtucket, the primary target of the investigation, was sentenced in March to 120 months in federal prison.

Eric Negron, 49, of Pawtucket, who admitted to being a primary supplier of heroin, cocaine and crack cocaine to Yang, was sentenced in April to 184 months in federal prison.

Stanz Hun, 26, of Cranston, is a gang member who admitted to being a customer of Yang and admitted to operating his own drug trafficking business, was sentenced Tuesday to 84 months in federal prison.

Peter Lietar, 37, of Pawtucket, who admitted to supplying Ecstasy and “Molly” to Yang, was sentenced in March to 24 months in federal prison and ordered to pay a fine of $30,000. At the time of his arrest, agents discovered a marijuana grow in Lietar’s home larger than he was permitted as a State of Rhode Island authorized medical marijuana caregiver card holder.

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