PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI)– A Providence guy was sentenced to jail for trafficking narcotics and having an unlawful weapon, the workplace of Rhode Island Chief Law Officer Peter Neronha revealed.
Tyrece McCants, 31, pleaded no contest to ownership with intent to offer one ounce to one kg of fentanyl, ownership of a ghost weapon, ownership of a gun while having with intent to provide fentanyl, and ownership of a gun by an individual forbidden.
He was sentenced to 15 years with 8 to serve at the ACI and the rest suspended with probation.
The AG’s workplace stated detectives took about 37 grams of fentanyl, 21 grams of drug, $2,200 in money and other products showing drug circulation throughout a search of McCants’s Newark Street house in March.
McCants attempted to run and dispose of the ghost weapon, however was quickly caught.
” We have actually charged around 50 cases including such weapons over the previous 2 years,” Neronha stated. “It must come as not a surprise that these ghost weapon sets, gotten without the need of a background check, are looked for by those looking for to earn money by supplying arms to wrongdoers or wrongdoers looking for to equip themselves.”