Heroin Trafficker Sentenced to Federal Prison

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A Providence man is heading to federal prison for trafficking heroin.

Authorities say Wilkins Robles-Tejada was sentenced Friday to five years behind bars followed by five years of probation.

The 29-year-old Tejada pleaded guilty Feb. 8 to one count of possession with the intent to distribute, 100 grams or more of heroin.

Prosecutors say Providence police began investigating Tejada in February 2015. Police made controlled purchases of heroin from Tejada on at least two occasions.

Authorities saw Tejada visit a Cranston residence on numerous occasions during the investigation. Police executed a search warrant at the Cranston home and discovered approximately 981 grams of heroin, 95 grams of cocaine, 19 grams of fentanyl and a firearm.

Tejada has been in custody since his arrest February 20, 2015.

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