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Massachusetts man arrested in Rhode Island after stolen gun, ghost gun parts, drugs, 793 grams of fentanyl, 306 grams of cocaine, 54 grams of crack cocaine seized



The Rhode Island State Police today announced that on Tuesday, the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force arrested a Rehoboth man on weapons and narcotics charges.

According to Rhode Island State Police, during the investigation, a stolen 9mm semi-automatic pistol, four unserialized AR-15 lower receivers (ghost guns), one AR-15 upper receiver, three 30 round AR-15 extended magazines and two silencers were seized along with approximately 793 grams of fentanyl, 306 grams of cocaine, 54 grams of crack cocaine and $730 in cash.

This seizure and arrest were the result of an investigation initiated by the Rhode Island State Police HIDTA Task Force regarding an individual allegedly involved in the distribution and sale of narcotics, and the execution of a court authorized search warrant at the U-Haul Moving and Storage Facility located at 35 Oxford Street, Providence, Rhode Island.

Justin Croke

30-year-old Justin Croke was arraigned at 6th Division Court and held without bail pending future court dates. Narcotics charges include possession with the intent to deliver (cocaine, crack cocaine and fentanyl). Weapons charges include possession of firearms while committing a controlled substance violation, possession of a ghost gun, possession of a stolen firearm, possession of silencers, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person and prohibited large capacity feeding devices.

The Rhode Island State Police High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force is comprised of members from the Rhode Island State Police, Providence Police Department, North Providence Police Department, Lincoln Police Department, Middletown Police Department, Bristol Police Department, Narragansett Police, DEA Providence District Office, and Department and Rhode Island National Guard Counterdrug Program.

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