RI man faces up to 100 years and $5M fine for cooking meth

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – A Pawtucket man is facing up to a century in federal prison after pleading guilty on Wednesday to manufacturing and selling methamphetamine.

Sean Costigan, 51, was arrested back in January when federal Drug Enforcement Agency members discovered a methamphetamine manufacturing and distribution operation in a Newport motel room Costigan was renting. Costigan admitted that he was renting the room “for the purposes of manufacturing methamphetamine,” according to a release.

Costigan also admitted he sold the drug to an undercover Warwick police officer on four separate occasions that spanned from last October to last December. Three of the four sales occurred at a hotel in Warwick; the fourth, in North Smithfield.

Costigan, who has been detained since his Jan. 16 arrest, pleaded guilty to one count of manufacturing methamphetamine and four counts of distributing methamphetamine.

He faces up to 100 years in federal prison and a maximum fine of $5 million. Sentencing was scheduled for Nov. 12.


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