Cranston man arrested for drugs and weapons through multi-agency investigation

CRANSTON, R.I. (WLNE) — Rhode Island State Police say a Cranston man was arrested Friday on narcotics and weapons charges.

State police say that they seized numerous drugs, weapons, and vehicles during a search of a Cranston address connected to Manuel A. Coradin.

This was a joint investigation between their police department’s High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force and Cranston Police Department Special Investigations Unit.

Both units started the investigation when they were made aware of an individual who was allegedly selling drugs in Providence.

During investigations police seized the following items through search warrants:

  • 3.45 kilograms of methamphetamine pills and/or tablets
  • 264.50 grams of cocaine
  • 25.60 grams of fentanyl pills and/or tablets
  • $13,260.00
  • One Taurus G3 9mm pistol
  • One sixteen round large capacity magazine containing an undetermined amount of 9mm ammunition
  • Two vehicles
  • Scales and packaging material used in the distribution of illegal narcotics.

Manuel A. Coradin faces the following charges:

  1. Possession With the Intent to Deliver in Excess of 1 Kilogram of a Schedule I Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine
  2. Possession with the Intent to Deliver 1 oz- 1 kilogram of a Schedule II Controlled Substance – Cocaine
  3. Possession With the Intent to Deliver a Schedule II Controlled Substance – Cocaine
  4. Possession With the Intent to Deliver a Schedule II Controlled Substance – Fentanyl
  5. Possession with the Intent to Deliver a Schedule I Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine
  6. Possession of a Firearm by Certain Persons Prohibited
  7. Possession of a Firearm When Committing a Controlled Substance Violation
  8. Large Capacity Feeding Devices Prohibited

Officials say Coradin was on federal probation and supervised release from a previous similar conviction.

He was arraigned at Third Division District Court and is being held without bail.

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