RHODE ISLAND STATE POLICE HIGH INTENSITY DRUG TRAFFICKING AREA TASK FORCE, PROVIDENCE POLICE, CRANSTON POLICE, DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION, BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO AND FIREARMS, HOMELAND SECURITY INVESTIGATIONS AND THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION ARREST 21 SUBJECTS ON VARIOUS CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE VIOLATIONS

Rhode Island – Colonel Steven G. O’Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety, announce the arrest of twenty-one individuals on various controlled substance violations as a result of a six month coordinated effort by members of the Rhode Island State Police High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force, the Providence Police, the Cranston Police, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Homeland Security Investigations and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The following subjects are scheduled to be arraigned in Sixth Division District Court at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, January 20, 2016.
1. Juan RIVERA, age 50, of 64 Cumerford Street, Providence, Rhode Island
 Controlled Substance Conspiracy 22 counts
 Possession with intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance 27 counts
 Manufacture/ Possess/ Deliver Cocaine 1 oz. to 1 kg. 4 counts
 Manufacture/ Possess/ Deliver Heroin 1 oz. to 1 kg. 3 counts
2. Bradford SAMPSON, age 47, of 50 Hamilton Street, Providence, Rhode Island
 Controlled Substance Conspiracy 1 count
 Soliciting Another to Commit a Crime 1 count

3. Judiean POLANCO, age 29, of 629 Chalkstone Avenue, Providence, Rhode Island
 Controlled Substance Conspiracy 1 count
 Soliciting Another to Commit a Crime 1 count
4. Jose ALMONTE, age 58, of 25 Tobey Street, apartment #405, Providence, Rhode Island
 Controlled Substance Conspiracy 2 counts
 Soliciting Another to Commit a Crime 2 counts
5. Pablo GONZALEZ DE LEON, age 47, of 38 Bolton Street, 2nd floor, Cranston, Rhode Island
 Controlled Substance Conspiracy 15 counts
 Possession with intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance 13 counts
 Manufacture/ Possess/ Deliver Cocaine 1 oz. to 1 kg. 3 counts
 Manufacture/ Possess/ Deliver Cocaine over 1 kilo. 1 count
6. Jordan DAVIE-STEFANIK, age 21, of 81 America Street, apartment #1, Providence, Rhode
Island
 Controlled Substance Conspiracy 3 counts
 Possession with intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance 3 counts
 Manufacture/ Possess/ Deliver Cocaine 1 oz. to 1 kg. 2 count
7. Zuheily FLORES, age 36, of 20 Swiss Street, apartment #C26, Providence, Rhode Island
 Controlled Substance Conspiracy 2 counts
 Soliciting Another to Commit a Crime 2 counts
8. Jeremy RAMIREZ, age 26, of 36 King Philip Street, Providence, Rhode Island
 Controlled Substance Conspiracy 2 counts
 Possession with intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance 2 counts
 Manufacture/ Possess/ Deliver Cocaine 1 oz. to 1 kg. 1 count
9. Geraldo DE OLMO LOPEZ, age 23, of 224 Messer Street, Providence, Rhode Island
 Controlled Substance Conspiracy 3 counts
 Possession with intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance 3 counts
10. Yadira MINAYA, age 34, of 64 Cumerford Street, Providence, Rhode Island
 Controlled Substance Conspiracy 18 counts
 Possession with intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance 19 counts
 Manufacture/ Possess/ Deliver Cocaine 1 oz. to 1 kg. 2 counts
 Manufacture/ Possess/ Deliver Heroin 1 oz. to 1 kg. 1 count
11. Edison GARCIA-TAVERAS, age 26, of 64A June Street, Providence, Rhode Island
 Controlled Substance Conspiracy 1 count
 Possession with intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance 1 count
12. Luiyi TAVERAS, age 28, of 190 Eastwood Avenue, Providence, Rhode Island
 Controlled Substance Conspiracy 1 count
 Possession with intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance 1 count
 Manufacture/ Possess/ Deliver Cocaine 1 oz. to 1 kg. 1 count
13. Francisco CORDERO, age 46, of 607 Charles Street, apartment #2, Providence, Rhode Island
 Controlled Substance Conspiracy 1 count
 Possession with intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance 2 count
 Possession with intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance (Heroin) 1 count
 Manufacture/ Possess/ Deliver Cocaine 1 oz. to 1 kg. 1 count
14. Joaquin VIZCAINO, age 48, of 1690 Broad Street, apartment #15, Cranston, Rhode Island
 Controlled Substance Conspiracy 6 counts
 Possession with intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance 2 counts
 Manufacture/ Possess/ Deliver Cocaine 1 oz. to 1 kg. 3 counts
15. Abdul AFRIFA, age 47, of 98 Somerset Street, Providence, Rhode Island
 Controlled Substance Conspiracy 1 count
 Possession with intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance 1 count
16. Marisol COLON, age 48, of 38 Bolton Street, Cranston, Rhode Island
 Controlled Substance Conspiracy 2 counts
 Manufacture/ Possess/ Deliver Cocaine 1 oz. to 1 kg. 1 count
17. Kevin PEREZ, age 21, of 140 Saratoga Avenue, Pawtucket, Rhode Island
 Controlled Substance Conspiracy 1 count
 Possession with intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance 1 count
18. Jorge DIAZ, age 27, of 12 Hawkins Street, 2nd floor, Providence, Rhode Island
 Controlled Substance Conspiracy 4 counts
 Possession with intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance 3 counts
 Manufacture/ Possess/ Deliver Cocaine 1 oz. to 1 kg. 1 count
 Manufacture/ Possess/ Deliver Cocaine over 1 kilo. 1 count
19. Mario MALDONADO, age 41, of 47 Atlantic Avenue, apartment #2, Providence, Rhode Island
 Possession with intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance 1 count
 Manufacture/ Possess/ Deliver Cocaine 1 oz. to 1 kg. 1 count
20. Alberto BRITO, age 34, of 24 Newtowne Court, apartment #241, Cambridge, Massachusetts
 Possession of a Controlled Substance (Oxycontin) 1 count
21. Gabriel PAULINO-GARCIA, age 35, of 105 School Street, 1st floor, Roxbury, Massachusetts
 Possession with intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance 1 count
 Manufacture/ Possess/ Deliver Cocaine over 1 kilo 1 count
As a result of this investigation the following amounts of narcotics were seized.
 1,382 grams of cocaine
 160 grams of crack cocaine
 195 grams of heroin
 10 oxycontin pills
The above arrests were the result of purchases by undercover officers within the last six months.
The High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force is managed by the Rhode Island State Police and comprised of members from Providence Police, Pawtucket Police, Johnston Police, Central Falls Police, North Providence Police, West Warwick Police, United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, United States Drug Enforcement Administration and the United States Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations.