South Kingstown man arrested on Family Court warrant, faces drug charges

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SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (WLNE) – A South Kingstown man was arrested on a range of charges Thursday after Police seized drugs and paraphernalia from his home.

South Kingstown Police received a tip sometime in March regarding the sale of illegal narcotics by John Othote, 48, of South Kingstown and obtained a search warrant for his Tower Hill Road apartment.

Around 8:00 a.m. Thursday, South Kingstown Police Detective and Patrol Division executed the search warrant. Othote was located in a bedroom and arrested based on an active Family Court Arrest Warrant for Failure to pay child support.

While searching Othote’s residence, police seized a number of suspected narcotic substances including Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), bags of Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) and a container of Psilocybin (Magic mushrooms). Police also seized funds believed to be the proceeds for drug sales as well as packaging and distribution materials.

Othote was processed at South Kingstown Police headquarters before being arraigned in District Court on the following charges:

  • Family Court Arrest Warrant- Failure to pay child support
  • Possession with intent to Deliver Schedule I/II (Lysergic acid diethylamide, aka LSD)
  • Possession with intent to Deliver Schedule I/II (Methylenedioxymethamphetamine, aka MDMA)
  • Possession with intent to Deliver Schedule I/II (Psilocybin mushrooms, aka Magic mushrooms)
  • Possession with intent to Deliver Schedule I/II (Marijuana)

Othote was ordered to held without bail and transported to the Adult Correctional Institute in Cranston. He will appear next in court on March 27th.

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