Providence resident arrested on narcotics and weapons charges
By News Staff
PROVIDENCE, R.I (WLNE) – State Police announced members of the High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) arrested a Providence man on Narcotics and Weapon Charges on Friday.
On Friday, February 28, HIDTA was granted a court search warrant for the residency of Jonathan Rodriguez, age 32, and seized 70 grams of Fentanyl, a handgun and ammunition, $500, and scales and packaging material used for distributing illegal narcotics.
Rodriguez has been charged with the following:
1. Possession with Intent to Deliver a Schedule II Controlled Substance (Fentanyl)
2. Possession of Fentanyl – 1 ounce to 1 kilogram
3. Possession of a Firearm while Committing a Controlled Substance Violation
4. Possession of a Firearm by Certain Persons Prohibited
He was arraigned at Sixth District Court, Providence where he was previously held as a Superior Court probation violator.