PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Two Rhode Island residents have been accused of trafficking heroin laced with the drug fentanyl into the state.
A federal jury on Wednesday indicted 49-year-old Agustin Acevedo and 42-year-old Dismery Uceta, both of Providence, on drug charges including possession of more than 100 grams of heroin with the intent to distribute.
Prosecutors say Acevedo and Uceta were driving a rented car from New York City to Rhode Island last April when a Rhode Island state trooper pulled them over for speeding and noticed a brick-like object in the car.
Authorities say the brick was later determined to be a kilogram of heroin laced with fentanyl.
Acevedo and Uceta were detained by federal drug agents who also responded to the traffic stop.
A lawyer representing the two did not immediately comment.