PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island rapper whose songs include "Sell Drugsz" has been sentenced to three years in prison for doing just that.
Michael Persaud, 30, of Johnston, was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Providence for trafficking heroin and fentanyl, federal prosecutors said. His stage name is Montana Millz.
Prosecutors said an East Providence undercover detective bought nearly three-quarters of an ounce of fentanyl and a small amount of heroin from Persaud over a four-month period beginning in October 2016. Authorities also said they seized 1½ ounces of fentanyl from his home.
Persaud's lawyer, Matthew Smith, called the sentence "fair and just." Prosecutors had asked for a six-year prison term.
Persaud also awaits sentencing in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, where a jury convicted him of drug charges.