Update: Cranston suspect turns himself in
By Josh Faiola
CRANSTON, R.I (WLNE) – Cranston Police have called off the search for a subject with known affiliations with The Bloods street gang, who was wanted on fentanyl-based charges,
Police said 21-year-old Leonard T. Liriano, of Cranston, has turned himself in.
Liriano was wanted on an arrest warrant for Possession with Intent to Deliver Schedule I/II – Fentanyl, Eluding Police, and operating on a suspended license resulting from an incident that occurred on January 30.
Cranston Police Department Special Investigations Unit had been investigating Liriano for the distribution of fentanyl and heroin for the past several weeks.
A search warrant was obtained for Liriano’s residence, and on January 30, officers, along with members of the Special Investigations Unit, attempted to stop Liriano, who at the time was operating a rented 2019, Chevy Impala, black in color, with a Massachusetts registration 9TN146.
Liriano refused to comply, and the vehicle pursuit was terminated due to public safety concerns, police say.
After the pursuit, investigators responded to Liriano’s residence to execute the search warrant, where they located 18-year-old Taleeyah Ericka Silva where she was in the bathroom, believed to be disposing of illegal narcotics.
The search of the apartment resulted in the seizure of fentanyl as well as drug paraphernalia and packaging materials consistent with unlawful distribution.
Silva was arrested and arraigned in 3rd district court on a charge of possession with Intent to Deliver Schedule I-II – Fentanyl and released on $15,00 with surety bail.