Multistate drug-trafficking investigation nets 23 charges in R.I.

TWENTY-THREE INDIVIDUALS have been charged in federal court in Providence in a multistate drug-trafficking investigation that seized over 45 pounds of fentanyl, cocaine and marijuana. / COURTESY CAROL M. HIGHSMITH
TWENTY-THREE INDIVIDUALS have been charged in federal court in Providence in a multistate drug-trafficking investigation that seized over 45 pounds of fentanyl, cocaine and marijuana. / COURTESY CAROL M. HIGHSMITH
PROVIDENCE – Twenty-three individuals were charged in federal court in Providence in connection with a series of investigations that has to date resulted in "at least 45 kilograms," or over 99 pounds, of suspected fentanyl, cocaine and marijuana, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Monday. Col. Ann C. Assumpico, superintendent of the R.I. State Police…

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