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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Rhode Island

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Stephen G. Dambruch
, United States Attorney
Contact: Jim Martin

Pawtucket Man Sentenced to 81 Months in Federal Prison

PROVIDENCE, RI – A Pawtucket man previously convicted on drug trafficking and firearm charges, and who became the focus of a joint Pawtucket Police Department, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and ATF Task Force drug trafficking investigation, has been sentenced to more than 6 years in federal prison for being in possession of significant quantities of crack cocaine, marijuana, and Oxycodone, and a loaded firearm.

Estafano J. Lobo, 26, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Chief Judge William E. Smith to 81 months in federal prison, to be followed by four years supervised release. Lobo pleaded guilty on March 20, 2018, to possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, possession with intent to distribute Oxycodone, possession with intent distribute marijuana, and felon in possession of a firearm.

Both the government and the defense recommended the court impose a sentence of 81 months of incarceration. The U.S. Sentencing Guideline imprisonment range in this matter is 92-155 months.

According to information presented to the Court, an investigation into Lobo’s drug trafficking activities by Pawtucket Police detectives, ATF agents, and members of the ATF Task Force, included an undercover purchase of narcotics from Lobo on October 2016. On October 25, 2016, the detectives, agents and members of the ATF Task Force executed a court-authorized search of Lobo’s residence and seized 53.34 grams of cocaine base, 544.15 grams of marijuana, 56 pills each containing 20 milligrams of oxycodone, a .357 caliber revolver with five rounds of hollow point bullets, and $13,316 cash.

According to court records, Lobo was previously convicted on Rhode Island and Massachusetts state court drug trafficking and firearm charges.

Lobo’s sentence is announced by United States Attorney Stephen G. Dambruch, Pawtucket Police Chief Tina Goncalves, and Mickey Leadingham, Special Agent in Charge of the Boston Field Division of ATF.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Milind M. Shah.  

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Field Division: Boston Field Division