FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 12, 2006
offender is sentenced to more than 21 years in
federal prison for dealing in crack cocaine
judge has sentenced Adam White, 40, of Providence, to 262 months – nearly
22 years – in prison for trafficking in crack cocaine. Because
he has several prior convictions for drug trafficking and violent crime,
White is considered a career offender, which lengthened his sentence.
June W. Stansbury, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration
in New England and United States Attorney Robert Clark Corrente announced the
sentence, which Chief U.S. District Court Judge Ernest C. Torres imposed on
June 9 in U.S. District Court, Providence.
In March, White pled guilty to possessing with intent to distribute 50 grams
or more of cocaine base (crack). At the plea hearing, Assistant U.S. Attorney
Stephanie S. Browne said that the government could prove that a Drug Enforcement
Administration Task Force agent developed information that White was selling
crack cocaine in Providence, Pawtucket, and Central Falls. On four occasions
last year, DEA Task Force agents monitored White making crack cocaine sales.
On September 21, White arranged another crack cocaine sale and agreed to meet
the buyer in the parking lot of a store on Branch Avenue in Providence. When
White arrived in an SUV, Task Force agents moved in to block his vehicle, and,
after attempting to flee, White stopped his SUV and was arrested. Agents seized
56 grams of crack cocaine and about $1,700 in cash from the SUV. Agents later
seized about $7,300 in cash from his apartment on Rutherglen Avenue in Providence.
White's previous convictions that factored into his sentence were for drug-trafficking
in North Carolina and Massachusetts and assaulting a correctional officer in
The Drug Enforcement Administration and the DEA Task Force investigated the