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Date: 04-14-2024

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United States of America v. Lisa Torres

Case Number: 23-CR-1511

Judge: Mary S. McElroy

Court: The United States District Court for the District Rhode Island (Providence County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: The United States Attorney’s Office in Providence

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Providence, Rhode Island criminal defense lawyer represented the Defendant charged with drug trafficking.

Lisa Torres, 55, pleaded guilty on February 21, 2024, to charges of possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute fentanyl. She was sentenced today by U.S. District Court Judge Mary S. McElroy to 102 months of incarceration to be followed by three years of federal supervised release.

According to information provided to the court, in this most recent matter, Torres was arrested by Providence Police and members of the FBI Safe Streets Task Force on December 7, 2022, when she arrived at a prearranged location to deliver a kilogram of fentanyl to another individual. In the investigation, law enforcement confirmed she was trafficking large quantities of drugs and had international ties to the Dominican Republic and elsewhere. Law enforcement discovered photographs on her cellphone which appeared to show kilogram quantities of fentanyl, as well as communications about cutting and packaging fentanyl.

According to court documents, Torres was convicted in 1993 in Rhode Island state court and in 1994 in U.S. District Court on drug trafficking charges; in 2007 in U.S. District Court on charges of obstruction of justice, conspiracy to defraud the United States, and making false statements; and in2009 in U.S District Court on a charge of conspiracy to commit bank fraud.

This most recent case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Stacey A. Erickson and Julianne Klein.

The matter was investigated by the Providence Police Department and the FBI Rhode Island Safe Streets Task Force.

The FBI Rhode Island Safe Streets Task Force is comprised of members of the FBI, Central Falls Police Department, Woonsocket Police Department, Pawtucket Police Department, West Warwick Police Department, Cranston Police Department, and the United States Marshals Service.


Defendant was found guilty and sentenced to eight and half years in prison.

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