Arrested and Charged with Felony Possession of Drugs in Warwick Rhode Island

Drug & Narcotics Offenses

Criminal Charges:

Man Arrested by West Warwick Police and charged in Rhode Island Superior Court (Kent County) located in Warwick, RI for
Felony Possession of Heroin, Fentanyl, Cocaine, and Buprenorphine.

Case Overview:

West Warwick Police initiated a stop of a vehicle occupied by two men parked at a gas station. Before approaching the vehicle, police observed the men for a while engage in suspicion behavior. As the officer approached, the driver behaved more frantically and nervously, appearing to conceal items underneath his seat and in the center console of the vehicle. The officer observed drug paraphernalia on the floorboard, which included a small digital scale, several pieces of burnt tinfoil and straws. There was also a glass pipe protruding from a package of cigarettes. Based on these observations the officer called for the assistance of a K9 drug detection dog, which positively hit on the vehicle’s passenger compartment. Inside, police discovered quantities of heroin, fentanyl, cocaine and Buprenorphine (a pain reliever). Police arrested the man and charged him with the felony drug offenses for possessing these drugs. The man’s case was ultimately heard in Rhode Island Superior Court (Kent County). He retained Rhode Island Drug Possession Defense Lawyer, John L. Calcagni III, to defend him in this matter.

Case Result:

Dismissed. Attorney Calcagni successfully placed his client in the Adult Drug Court Program. As conditions of his participation, the man was required to attend substance abuse counseling and have 52 consecutive negative urine tests showing no illegal drug use. The man successfully completed or graduated the program, and as a result, this case and its four individual drug charges were dismissed. The matter has since been sealed from the man’s record.