- Associated Press - Friday, June 15, 2018

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A man who authorities say was the head of a major fentanyl and cocaine trafficking ring in New England has pleaded guilty in federal court.

The Providence Journal reports that 25-year-old Ramon Delossantos entered the plea Thursday in a Providence courthouse. He faces a sentence of up to life in prison and $20 million in fines.

The eight-month investigation resulted in 26 other arrests. Investigators seized 23 kilograms of suspected fentanyl, 11 kilograms of cocaine, 11 kilograms of marijuana and 2 kilograms of psychedelic mushrooms.

Delossantos, a citizen of the Dominican Republic, acknowledged that he likely would be deported as a result of the plea.

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