PAWTUCKET â€“ A city man prosecutors call a career offender has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for trafficking in oxycodone, a pharmaceutical painkiller similar to heroin.
Audi Pineda, 39, was also ordered to serve three yearsâ€™ supervised release upon the completion of his sentence. He appeared in U.S. District Court this week before Judge John McConnell.
In October 2012, a jury convicted Pineda of conspiracy and two counts of possession of oxycodone with the intent to deliver, according to federal prosecutors.
PAWTUCKET â€“ In the wake of recent revelations about fraud and abuse in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in Rhode Island, Pawtucket Rep. Mary Duffy Messier wants to require that the programâ€™s Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards carry a photo ID of the recipient.
â€śItâ€™s basically to prevent fraud,â€ť in the federal program once known as Food Stamps, the Democratic lawmaker told The Times Thursday.
PAWTUCKET â€” There's â€śtiredâ€ť and there's the â€śgood kind of tired.â€ť It seems the 42 Rhode Island World War II veterans who participated in a recent Honor Flight would put themselves in the latter category after their whirlwind day trip to the nation's capital.