Woonsocket Man Sentenced For Running Drug Operation

(Providence, RI)  --  A Woonsocket man is being sentenced to twenty years in prison for admitting to running a three-state heroin and cocaine distribution operation.  The U.S. Justice Department says Claudio Valdez was sentenced on Wednesday.  Valdez and his brothers previously admitted in federal court to arranging for shipments of the drugs from Mexico to stash houses in Cranston and Woonsocket, and then overseeing the distribution to mid-level dealers and street dealers in the Providence and Boston areas, as well as in Hartford, Connecticut.


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