August 14, 2014
Contact: SA Timothy Desmond
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Providence Woman Sentenced To Four Years In Federal Prison For Trafficking Cocaine And Crack Cocaine In South Kingstown And Narragansett
Ashley Sekator-Graham’s husband, a co-defendant in this matter, is scheduled to be sentenced in October for drug trafficking and being a felon in possession of firearms
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Ashley Sekator-Graham, 31, of Providence, was sentenced to 48 months in federal prison for her role in a drug trafficking conspiracy to distribute cocaine and crack cocaine in South Kingstown and Narragansett, announced Michael J. Ferguson, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the DEA’s New England field division, United States Attorney Peter F. Neronha, South Kingstown Police Chief Vincent Vespia, Jr., and Narragansett Police Chief Dean F. Hoxsie.
At sentencing, U.S. District Court Judge Mary M. Lisi also ordered Sekator-Graham to serve five years supervised release upon completion of her prison term. Sekator-Graham pleaded guilty on April 16, 2014, to one count each of possession of crack cocaine with the intent to distribute and conspiracy to possess cocaine with the intent to distribute.
According to court documents and information presented to the court, an investigation by South Kingstown Police, Narragansett Police and the Rhode Island DEA Drug Task Force in July 2013 into the distribution of cocaine and crack cocaine in South Kingstown and Narragansett resulted in the seizure of nearly 109 grams of crack cocaine, 200 grams of cocaine powder, two firearms, $93,701 in cash, and the arrest on July 18, 2013, of Ashley Sekator-Graham and her husband, Damon Graham.
According to court documents, the investigation, which began in early July 2013, included electronically monitored drug sales which led to the execution of court authorized search warrants on July 18, 2013, at the couple’s then Narragansett residence and at a self-storage unit in Narragansett. Law enforcement seized 108.8 grams of crack cocaine, a 9mm pistol, ammunition and $3,751 in cash from the couple’s residence and 201 grams of cocaine, a .38 caliber revolver, hollow-point ammunition and a safe containing $89,950 in cash from the self-storage unit.
Damon Graham, 34, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court on April 23, 2014, to one count each of possession with the intent to distribute 28 grams or more of crack cocaine, conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute 28 grams or more of crack cocaine, possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine, and two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm. He is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Mary M. Lisi on October 17, 2014.
The cases are being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Pamela E. Chin, with the assistance of Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul F. Daly, Jr.