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Rapper With Song Called 'Sell Drugsz' Jailed For Selling Drugs

Rapper With Song Called 'Sell Drugsz' Jailed For Selling Drugs”

A USA rapper who wrote a song called "Sell Drugsz" has been sentenced to three years in prison for doing exactly that - selling drugs.

Michael Persaud, of Johnston, Rhode Island, copped three years in prison for drug trafficking.

According to prosecutors, Persaud sold and delivered almost three-quarters of an ounce of fentanyl and two grams of heroin to an undercover East Providence police detective between October 2016 and February 2017.

Prosecutors recommended that the court impose a sentence of 78 months in prison. Persaud pleaded guilty on October 23, 2017, to five counts of distribution of fentanyl, and one count each of possession with the intent to distribute fentanyl and distribution of heroin. They had not known of his stage name or drug-referencing songs prior to the case, said Jim Martin, a spokesman for federal prosecutors in Providence. In total, close to 22 grams of fentanyl and two grams of heroin were exchanged. In at least two such instances, Persaud was driven by his girlfriend and mother of three of his children to deliver fentanyl to the undercover detective.

In the house they seized 44 grams of fentanyl believed to have been hidden there by Persaud.

Persaud also awaits sentencing in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, where a jury convicted him of drug charges this past August.

In 2016, the Lebanon County Drug Task Force arrested he rapper along with female Tiffany Victoria Irizarry for selling heroin to an undercover officer.

His hotel room was also searched and officers found heroin worth $11,500.



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