Man arrested on drug charges after shooting in Pawtucket held without

Anthony Oliveira appears in Providence District Court, Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023. (WLNE)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — A man who’s facing several drug charges after being arrested in Pawtucket following a shooting was held without bail Thursday.

Anthony Oliveira was arrested Wednesday on Pidge Avenue.

Pawtucket police said Wednesday that a man was hospitalized after being shot in the chest twice.

Oliveira was taken into custody as a person of interest in the shooting. However, while in custody, police said they found plastic bags on Oliveira that contained white substances in them.

After obtaining a search warrant for the home, police found more drugs inside, and said they later determined those drugs to include cocaine, fentanyl, mushrooms, Adderall, and more.

Police also said in a search of a car, they also found 26 grams of cocaine.

Thursday, Oliveira did not enter a plea in court.

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