Warren teen accused of having ghost gun, selling marijuana to students indicted

Bristol police share this booking photo of Dakota Rioux.

WARREN, R.I. (WLNE) — A Warren teen accused of having a ghost gun and selling marijuana and vape cartridges to a group of high school students last year has been indicted.

Attorney General Peter Neronha said his office charged Dakota Rioux this past April with numerous drug and weapon charges, including one count of possession with intent to deliver marijuana and one count of possession of a ghost gun while possessing with intent to deliver marijuana and THC.

Neronha said Bristol police started an investigation in January of last year at Mt. Hope High School after they received complaints about the possible sale of marijuana and THC vape cartridges.

Police were able to identify Rioux, who’s now 19 years old, as the suspect and started to watch his Warren home. They allegedly saw behavior that indicated the sale of drugs.

Four months later, Bristol and Warren police executed a search warrant at his home and seized a ghost gun, about $51,000 in cash, several kilograms of marijuana, about 340 THC vape cartridges and other drug paraphernalia.

Rioux was arrested that morning and is being held without bail, said Neronha.

He’s scheduled to face a Providence Superior Court judge in June.

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