2 outsiders arrested for drugs in North Smithfield

By Stephanie Vargas

news@abc6.com

State Police arrest two individuals whom are not from Rhode Island and seize drugs after performing a traffic stop Friday in North Smithfield.

Police arrested Dider Del Villa Rosa, 36, of Bronx, NY and Tomas Rosado Melendez, 31, of Philadelphia, PA after discovering 5 ounces of heroin during a traffic stop on June 12th on Route 146.

On June 13th Officials were able to locate a ‘stash house’ on 175 Russo Street in Providence where they seized 700 grams of heroin, packaging material, scales and evidence indicating heroin distribution after executing a search warrant.   

The total value of heroine found was $55,000.

Del Villa Rosa was charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin, and Possession of Heroin one ounce to one kilogram, both one count.

Melendez was charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin, two counts and Possession of heroin one ounce to one kilogram, two counts.

Both suspects were arraigned and held without bail at the ACI. They are both scheduled for a formal arraignment in the Sixth Division Court on June 15th.

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