Mayor, Colonel announce outcome of Providence Police investigations into Narcotics distribution

Mayor Smiley and Colonel Perez announce the apprehension of ten individuals and seizure of over $1 Million as a result of investigations into narcotics distribution throughout the City

Providence, RI: Over the past several weeks, members of the Providence Police Department Narcotics Bureau and Intelligence and Organized Crime Bureau have conducted numerous investigations into individuals involved in illegal narcotics distribution throughout the City.

Through these investigations, search warrants were obtained and executed by the Narcotics Bureau on Orms Street, Ohio Avenue, March Street, Prudence Avenue, Ledge Street, Waverly Street and Colfax Street. In addition, the Intelligence and Organize Crime Bureau conducted search warrants on Superior Street and Winthrop Avenue. Since the onset of these investigations, ten individuals have been apprehended by police, 14 firearms, various narcotics, four vehicles, a ballistic vest and jewelry were also seized. Although these investigations are not connected, they resulted in police seizing approximately $1.2 Million combined. Investigation into these cases are ongoing and additional arrests may be forthcoming.

“I commend Major David Lapatin for his leadership within the Investigative Division as well as Lieutenant David Allen and Sergeant Sean Lafferty who oversee the Narcotics and Intelligence Bureaus,” said Colonel Perez. “Investigations such as these serve as examples of the work that the men and women of the PPD do each and every day. The two specialized units who worked these investigations deserve recognition for a tremendous job and outcome, apprehending ten subjects over the past two weeks and seizing 14 of the 25 firearms seized so far this year.”

Subjects apprehended:

  • Jhonmar Roman, age 30 (Superior Street)
  • Moises Medina Lopez, age 30 and Jender Tirado, age 31 (Colfax/Waverly Streets)
  • Angel Peguero, age 28 and Yaslin Rosa, age 25 (Ledge Street)
  • Pablo Floran, age 35 (Prudence Avenue)
  • Jeuris Noboa, age 24 (March Street)
  • Jose Reyes, age 58 (Winthrop Avenue)
  • Kyle Correia, age 24 (Ohio Ave)
  • Lewaun Harley, age 47 (Orms Street)
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