Providence Residents in Possession of 5 Kilos of Cocaine Worth $150,000 Arrested
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Willy D. Espinal, 32, of 19 Grand St., Providence, and Laura Martinez, 24, of 14 Atlantic Ave., Providence, were charged with possession with intent to deliver more than a kilo of cocaine; possession of cocaine; and conspiracy.
Espinal also was charged with driving with a suspended license and was issued a citation for driving a car with a suspended registration.
During an inventory search of the car prior to it being towed, the trooper became suspicious and brought out his narcotics-certified canine. With the canine’s assistance, the trooper located the cocaine hidden in a compartment inside the car, Captain Allen said. Both Espinal and Martinez were arraigned earlier today and ordered held without bail, pending further court action.
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