Woonsocket man sentenced to prison for selling drugs

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A Woonsocket man who was caught selling drugs has been sentenced to prison.

During a police investigation in 2017, Joshua Withee, 41, allegedly sold crack cocaine to a person working with police on four separate occasions.

Police obtained a warrant and searched Withee’s home on April 19, 2017.

During the sweep, officers seized 13.8 grams of fentanyl-laced heroin, 95 grams of crack cocaine, two loaded firearms, and various packaging material.

Withee was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, possession with intent to distribute heroin, felon in possession of a firearm, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

He pleaded guilty to those charges on December 4, 2018.

In March 2019, Withee was sentenced to eight years in prison, followed by three years probation.

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