WEST WARWICK – West Warwick and Coventry police once again proved their commitment to keeping the area drug-free last week, concluding a four-month investigation with the arrests of four individuals and the execution of a pair of search warrants; delivery, possession with intent, and manufacture of marijuana are the charges brought on the individuals at the center of the arrest.
Two Coventry residents and a Cranston resident, as well as a West Warwick resident, were all arrested on Friday, April 26. In addition to the arrest, two search warrants were also obtained and executed with the assistance of the Drug Enforcement Administration, leading to an additional charge of possession of a controlled substance.
Shea McCauley, 26, and William Quigley, 28, of 68 Mill Street in the Harris section of Coventry; Michael J. Lopes, 26, of 1085 Main Street, Apt. A in the Arctic section of West Warwick; and Sidney Daugaard, 29, of Cranston were arrested last Friday and arraigned at the Kent County District Court on the same day.
The four-month undercover drug investigation involved the West Warwick Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU), which was assisted by the Coventry Police Department’s Detective Division and the Rhode Island State Police. The investigation resulted in the SIU obtaining arrest warrants for five individuals. One, a woman who is neither from West Warwick nor Coventry, is still being sought. The BUST, from 1
arrests were made for violations of the Uniform Controlled Substance Act.
All four were charged with delivery, possession with intent, and the manufacture of marijuana. McCauley faced four counts, Lopes three, Quigley two, and Daugaard one, according to a West Warwick Police Department press release.
In addition, all were also charged with controlled substance conspiracy and the distribution of a controlled substance near a school. McCauley was charged with four counts of conspiracy, Lopes three, Quigley two and Daugaard one.
Lopes was additionally charged with possession of a controlled substance, Schedule I-V. He was held without bail, while the other three were released with surety — McCauley had bail set at $50,000, Quigley’s was set at $35,000 and Daugaard’s at $25,000.