Two Woonsocket men arrested on firearm, drug charges




By News Staff


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WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WLNE) – Two men were arrested Thursday on drug and firearm charges after a joint investigation by Woonsocket and Rhode Island State Police.

Juan Navarro, 36, and Zackary Bruneault, 21, both of Woonsocket, were arrested Thursday following court-authorized searches of their Woonsocket homes. 

Officers on scene seized the following items during their searches:

  • 314 grams of Cocaine
  • 41 grams of “crack” Cocaine
  • One Smith & Wesson 9mm handgun
  • 10 Xanax pills
  • $3,728.00 in S. currency

Both Navarro and Bruneault face the following charges:

  • Delivery/possession with intent to deliver & manufacture a Schedule II controlled substance – cocaine / “crack” cocaine 
  • Delivery/possession with intent to deliver & manufacture a Schedule IV controlled substance (Xanax)
  • Possession of cocaine – one (1) ounce to one (1) kilo
  • Possession of firearm while committing a controlled substance violation
  • Controlled substance conspiracy
  • Distribution in or near a school zone

Both men were scheduled to be arraigned in Sixth Division District Court.

State Police noted that Navarro was also charged with violating probation of a 2011 conviction resulting from pleading guilty to carrying a pistol without a license. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison with 18 months to serve.

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