Pawtucket man sentenced to 13 years on drug and gun charges

Pawtucket man sentenced to 13 years on drug and gun charges

PAWTUCKET – Shakeil Torres, age 24, of Pawtucket, pleaded guilty in Providence County Superior Court on Dec. 3 to eight felony drug and firearms counts. Superior Court Justice Robert Krause sentenced Torres to 25 years with 13 years to serve at the Adult Correctional Institutions and the balance suspended with probation.

Torres pleaded guilty to:

• One count of possession with intent to deliver cocaine, fentanyl, and heroin; one count of possession of one ounce to one kilogram of cocaine;

• Two counts of possession of a firearm after being convicted of a crime of violence; two counts of possession of a firearm while possessing with intent to deliver cocaine and fentanyl;

• One count of conspiracy to possess with intent to deliver controlled substances;

• One count of possession with intent to deliver marijuana;

• And one count of conspiring to possess with intent to deliver marijuana.

Had the case proceeded to trial, the state was prepared to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that on Oct. 17, the Pawtucket and Providence Police Departments simultaneously executed search warrants at his homes in Pawtucket and Providence where they seized crack cocaine, cocaine, heroin, fentanyl, marijuana, and two pistols.

Pawtucket police executed a search warrant at his home on Liberty Street, where they seized approximately 127 grams of crack cocaine, 10 grams of cocaine, 26 grams of heroin, and 14 grams of fentanyl. They also seized a Glock 22 .40 caliber pistol and a SCCY Industries CPX1 9mm pistol.

Simultaneously, Providence police executed a search warrant at his second home on Roanoke Street, where they seized 643 grams of marijuana and $2,730 in cash.

Detectives Jared Boudreault and Dennis Smith of the Pawtucket Police Department and Det. Eric Greene of the Providence Police Department led the investigation into the case. Assistant Attorney Gen. Joseph McBurney prosecuted the case on behalf of the Office of the Attorney General.