Pawtucket woman faces litany of gun, drug charges

Pawtucket police shared this booking photo of Latasha Pina.

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WLNE) — The Pawtucket Police Department said they made an arrest in connection to a narcotics investigation regarding the distribution of “fake” Adderall pills.

Det. Sgt. Theodor Georgitsis said a search warrant executed two residences on Coyle Avenue and Central Avenue resulted in the seizure of the following:

  • One .40 caliber handgun
  • One .22 caliber handgun
  • Two pounds of marijuana
  • Two ounces of suspected cocaine
  • 2,300 “fake Adderall pills (methamphetamine)
  • Digital scales and packaging materials
  • $69,300 in cash

Pawtucket police shared this photo of the guns and drugs seized from two Pawtucket residences.

Both searches also resulted in the arrest of Latasha Pina, 37, identified as the target of the investigation.

Pina was subsequently charged with the following:

  • Manufacturing, possession, distribution of a synthetic drug (1oz – 1kg)
  • Possession with intent to distribute a schedule-two narcotic (Methamphetamine)
  • Possession with intent to distribute schedule-one and two drug (Cocaine)
  • Manufacturing, possession, distribution of marijuana
  • Distribution of cocaine
  • Two counts of possession of a firearm
  • Two counts of possession of a firearm while in possession of narcotics
  • Maintaining a common nuisance
  • Distribution or manufacturing controlled substances in / near a school

Authorities added that both addresses that were searched were in very close proximity to several elementary schools ad playgrounds.

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