Providence Man Gets Six Years for Drug Trafficking

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A 21-year-old Providence man who the authorities said is a drug dealer and member of the Laos Pride street gang was sentenced to six years in federal prison Thursday on drug-trafficking convictions.

Johnny Souphida was sentenced by U.S. District Court Chief Judge Mary M. Lisi for trafficking in ecstasy pills, heroin and cocaine, and for being in possession of two firearms in furtherance of his drug dealing, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Peter F. Neronha’s office.

Souphida will also have to serve five years supervised release after prison.

Souphida pleaded guilty in September to charges in a five-count federal indictment. after being arrested in May.”

Read the original article, by Mike McKinney, at the Providence Journal Online.

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