Pawtucket pair charged with 36 felonies from illegal firearms trafficking investigation

Pawtucket police. (WLNE)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE)- The office of the Attorney General, Peter Neronha, announced that two individuals from Pawtucket have been charged with 36 felony counts for allegedly trafficking multiple illegal firearms and possessing several others from 2020 to 2021. They were arrested on April 27 following an investigation by the Pawtucket Police and the ATF.

Brian Watson, 33, is charged with four counts of possession of a firearm after a previous conviction for a domestic violence offence, possession of a ghost gun, four counts of possession of a pistol without a license, three counts of conspiracy, five counts of selling a concealable weapon without proper paperwork, one count selling a pistol to a prohibited person, and two counts of solicitation.

Zaira Lozada, 32, is charged with one count of possession of a ghost gun, ten counts of selling a concealable weapon without proper paperwork, six counts of selling a pistol to a prohibited person, three counts of conspiracy, five counts of providing false information to purchase a firearm, and possession of methamphetamine.

Watson and Lozado are schedule for pre-arraignment conference on January 12 in Providence County Superior Court.

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