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Rhode Island woman facing drug and gun charges near school worked at child care facility



A Rhode Island woman that worked at a local child care facility is accused of several drug and gun charges near two schools.

According to police, on Wednesday, the Pawtucket Police Department’s Narcotics Unit along with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, US Postal Inspector’s Office, and the Department of Homeland Security, executed a court-ordered search warrant on Hicks Street in the city of Pawtucket.

As a result of the search warrant, inside the residence detectives located and seized two P80 Polymer 9mm Ghost Guns, several rounds of ammunition to include 9mm and .38 caliber, digital scales, packaging material, several gun parts and gun kits, approximately 150 grams of Methamphetamine (Crystal Meth) with a street value of approximately $8,000, approximately 20 grams of Psilocybin Mushrooms, and a 3-D printer.

Police stated that the residence was less than 100 yards from a Middle School and an Elementary School.

Based on the investigation, the resident of the residence, 37-year-old Jill Giordano, was charged with Manufacturing/Possession/Deliver Synthetic Drug (Meth) 1oz-1kg, Possession with intent to deliver Schedule II narcotic (Meth), Possession with intent Schedule I & II, 2-counts of Possession of a Ghost Gun (Undetectable Firearm), 2-counts of Possession of a Firearm While possession of narcotics, Keeping or maintaining a common nuisance, and Distribution/manufacturing in or near a School.

Giordano was arraigned in 6th District Court in Providence.

According to ABC6, Giordano was previously employed as the program director at the Whitmarsh Corporation in Providence which is licensed by the DCYF. Whitmarsh House provides developmentally and behaviorally challenged children and adults with residential and community-based programs and services.

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