Rhode Island rapper Montana Millz (real name Michael Persaud) sold 22 grams of fentanyl and a small amount of heroin to an East Providence undercover detective over a four-month period beginning in October 2016, prosecutors say. So now, the 30-year-old Millz has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for trafficking the two drugs. Persaud’s lawyer Matthew Smith calls “fair and just,” considering that prosecutors were seeking a six-year term.
The irony of the situation is that Millz’s songs include “Sell Drugz” and “Feds Watching,” and the feds were indeed watching him sell drugs. Millz is also awaiting sentencing in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, where he was also convicted of drug charges: Millz was arrested in late 2016 after he allegedly sold 70 bags of heroin to an undercover police officer, which at the time had an approximate street value of $11,500.