After a long investigation stemming back to September of 2010, Rhode Island State police on Wednesday announced a major drug bust after obtaining search warrants at 376 Dry Bridge Road, Unit#A-3, in North Kingstown.
Thirty one kilograms of cocaine were seized in a hidden compartment in the Chrysler Pacifica located on the premises and $1,245,100 was seized from a hidden compartment in a tractor trailer truck.
Three arrests were made: Adilson Antonio Reyes, age 29, of 3841 Adams Avenue, South Ogden, Utah; Rodrigo Armando Saucedo, age 31, of 1908 Dunswell Avenue, Hacienda Heights, California; Andrew Rios, age 39, of 7329 Luxor Drive, Downey, California.
On Saturday, members of the task force set up surveillance at the Dry Bridge Road address and executed the search warrants resulting in the arrest of Reyesâ€“Saucedo and Rios were arrested at the facility, and Reyes was arrested at a hotel in West Greenwich.
On Monday, Reyes, Saucedo, and Rios were arraigned at the Washington County Courthouse on the following charges: 1) Possession of cocaine in excess of one kilogram of cocaine, 2) Possession of cocaine with intent to deliver, 3) Conspiracy to possess cocaine in excess of one kilogram, and 4) Conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to deliver. All subjects were held without bail and detained at the Adult Correctional Institution.
The amount of United State currency seized, combined with the estimated street value of the cocaine at approximately $6,600,000, is believed to be the largest seizure of drugs and cash in the history of the State of Rhode Island.
Look for a full story in next week's Standard Times.