R.I. man convicted of meth trafficking
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.