Pawtucket woman faces litany of gun, drug charges
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
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.