RI – Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Acting Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety, announces the arrest of three New Jersey residents after Troopers seized forty-nine (49) glass vials containing MDMA (Molly) during a motor vehicle stop.
On Saturday, November 5, 2016, at approximately 7:30 p.m., Troopers from the Hope Valley Barracks conducted a motor vehicle stop for an equipment violation on Route 95 North in the Town of West Greenwich.
The operator was identified through his New Jersey’s driver’s license as Blaine Holley, age 34, of 94 21st Street, Irvington, New Jersey. His passengers were identified as Naji Nicholson, age 26, of Ferniand Street, Newark, New Jersey and Carl Washington, age 47, of 290 South 6th Street, Newark, New Jersey.
During the traffic stop, Troopers observed the remnants of marijuana on the lap of Nicholson, who was in the front passenger seat. All occupants were removed from the vehicle and a narcotics K-9 was called to the scene, consequently resulting in a positive alert in the center console of the vehicle. Troopers subsequently located and seized forty-nine (49) glass vials containing a white crystal like substance and a clear plastic bag containing marijuana inside the console. The substance inside the glass vials tested positive for the presence of MDMA.
All occupants were placed into custody without incident and transported to the Hope Valley Barracks where they were later arraigned in front of Justice of the Peace Michael Robinson and held without bail at the ACI on the following charges: 1. Possession of Schedule I-V with Intent to Deliver, 2. Conspiracy. A bail review hearing is scheduled for November 7, 2016.
Any person convicted of Possession of Schedule I-V with Intent to Deliver may be imprisoned for a term up to fifty (50) years and fined not more than five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000).