'Montana Millz' the rapper sentenced for trafficking fentanyl and heroin

'Montana Millz' the rapper sentenced for trafficking fentanyl and heroin

PROVIDENCE – A Johnston rapper whose songs include “Sell Drugsz,” “Feds Watching” and “All White,” was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Providence to three years in federal prison for trafficking heroin and fentanyl.

Michael Persaud, aka “Montana Millz,” 30, also faces sentencing in Lebanon County, Pa., having been convicted at trial last August on 16 of 23 heroin trafficking, conspiracy and other drug trafficking related charges brought as a result of an investigation into his drug trafficking activities in Pennsylvania.

Persaud’s sentence was imposed by U.S. District Court Judge John McConnell Jr.

Prosecutors recommended that the court impose a sentence of 78 months in prison. Persaud pleaded guilty on Oct. 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.

During a four-month month period of time beginning in October 2016, an East Providence undercover detective arranged for several purchases of heroin and fentanyl from Persaud. In total, nearly 22 grams of fentanyl and two grams of heroin were delivered to the detective. In several instances, Persaud used other individuals to assist in the delivery of the drugs. 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.

On March 30, 2017, members of the East Providence Police Department, with the assistance of the RI DEA Drug Task Force, executed a court-authorized search of the Providence home of the mother of one of Persaud’s children. Law enforcement seized 44 grams of fentanyl hidden in the home by Persaud.


this one will be missed, smh.