R.I. man con­victed of meth traf­fick­ing

Woonsocket Call - - Region/obituaries -

PROV­I­DENCE (AP) — A Rhode Is­land man faces five years to life in fed­eral prison af­ter be­ing found guilty of traf­fick­ing metham­phetamines.

The U.S. at­tor­ney's of­fice says a Prov­i­dence jury con­victed 49-year-old Jon Cas­cella on Wed­nes­day of dis­tribut­ing metham­phetamine and other drug of­fenses. He was also found guilty of be­ing a felon in pos­ses­sion of a firearm. He will be sen­tenced on March 2.

Fed­eral pros­e­cu­tors say the War­wick man sold the drug to an un­der­cover city of­fi­cer on five oc­ca­sions be­tween March 29 and May 4. The trans­ac­tions were elec­tron­i­cally mon­i­tored and recorded.

They say Cas­cella also ex­changed metham­phetamine for a firearm and cash from an ATF un­der­cover agent on May 4. He was ar­rested af­ter tak­ing pos­ses­sion of the weapon.

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