Providence man pleads guilty to drug, gun charges


PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A Providence man faces up to 20 years in prison for drug trafficking and firearms offenses, the office of U.S. Attorney Aaron Weisman announced Monday.

Antonio Rivera, 26, pleaded guilty to charges of distribution of heroin, distribution of fentanyl, and being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to Weisman’s office.

In pleading guilty, Rivera admitted to selling nearly 60 grams of heroin for $2,500 in April 2018 and selling nearly 8.5 grams of fentanyl and a semiautomatic rifle with a high-capacity magazine to an undercover ATF agent for $1,330 the following October.

Rivera is scheduled to be sentenced on Oct 15.

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.


Download Mobile Apps from WPRI 12
DOWNLOAD APPS NOW: Apple App Store | Google Play Store

12 on 12 - Cold Case Cards: All In

More Cold Case Cards All In

Sky Drone 12

More Sky Drone 12

Don't Miss

Community Events & Happenings

More Community

Live Cams on