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Providence man convicted of trafficking heroin

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A 32-year-old Providence man identified by prosecutors as being part of a Dominican organization that trafficked heroin into Rhode Island has been convicted on federal drug charges. The US attorney in Rhode Island and other law enforcement officials announced Tuesday that a jury has convicted Cristian Jimenez on three counts of possession and distribution of heroin and one count of conspiracy to possess and distribute heroin. Prosecutors say Jimenez’s residence was one of the main locations used by the trafficking organization to prepare and distribute significant amounts of the drug. He faces 10 years to life in federal prison at his September sentencing. Ten other individuals charged in the same case pleaded guilty previously in US District Court in Providence. A message was left for Jimenez’s attorney.

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