State police seize drugs, 20 ghost guns from Pawtucket man

Rhode Island State Police shared this photo of the ghost guns and drugs seized from a Pawtucket apartment.

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WLNE) — Rhode Island State Police said they seized 20 ghost guns from a Pawtucket apartment.

Authorities said they arrested Ferdinando Lombardi, 56, on Windmill Street on gun and drug charges following an extensive investigation.

Rhode Island State Police shared this booking photo of Ferdinando Lombardi.

State Police said they were investigating a suspect involved in the sale of narcotics. During the investigation they said they learned the suspect was in possession of several guns.

A court authorized search warrant was obtained and executed on Tuesday that resulted in the following items being seized.

  • More than 20 completed ghost guns
  • Five other illegal firearms
  • Ghost gun parts
  • 30 grams of fentanyl
  • 12 grams of cocaine
  • Drug sale paraphernalia
  • $7,621 in cash

Police said Lombardi was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute as well as the following weapons charges:

  • Possession of a firearm by persons prohibited (43 counts)
  • Possession of a firearm when committing a controlled substance violation (43 counts)
  • Large capacity feeding devices prohibited (38 counts)
  • Possession of a ghost gun (39 counts)

Lombardi was arraigned and held without bail at the Adult Correctional Institution and will be arraigned Wednesday at the Sixth Division District Court.

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