Providence man arrested for allegedly selling drugs

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — A Providence man was arrested for allegedly selling drugs.

Narcotic detectives with Providence police began investigations after noticing a large amount of drugs being distributed near Imera Street..

The suspect was identified as 36-year-old Carlos Rodriguez-Ortiz, a resident on Imera Street.

Police say on Dec. 15, they observed Rodriguez-Ortiz selling drugs on Sisson Street, and saw a large bag of suspected cocaine in the front pocket of Rodriguez-Ortiz’s sweatshirt.

Police seized the suspected cocaine and took Rodriguez-Ortiz into custody.

After getting a search warrant, police seized three kilograms of cocaine as well as various items used to distribute drugs.

The 36-year-old was taken to central station and told detectives that he was trying to sell drugs when police approached him earlier that day, according to police.

Rodriguez-Ortiz was charged with possession of 1-5 kilograms of cocaine and possession of cocaine with the intent to deliver.

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