Rhode Island State Police announced the seizure of 90 pounds of fentanyl on Thursday.

Col. James Manni, Rhode Island State Police Superintendent and Department of Public Safety Commissioner, said Thursday that members of the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Zone Task Force arrested three people for narcotics and weapons charges.

The Rhode Island State Police / High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force has launched an investigation into people allegedly involved in a drug smuggling operation in the greater Providence area. Court-authorized search warrants have been obtained for residences in the towns of Cranston and Providence. These court-authorized search warrants were executed by members of the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) task force, as well as members of the Providence Police Intelligence Unit. As a result of the investigation, the following items were seized and the following people were arrested:

41 kilograms of fentanyl
67.7 grams of cocaine
United States Currency – $ 20,545.00
Two (2) Polymer80 ghost guns
Five (5) vehicles
Scales and packaging materials used in the distribution of illegal drugs.

Angel Camilo, 21, of 918 Cranston Street, Cranston, Rhode Island.

Mr. Camilo was charged with the following:
Possession with intent to deliver more than one kilogram of a Schedule II Controlled Substance – Fentanyl
Possession with Intention to Deliver a Schedule II Controlled Substance – Fentanyl
Possession with intent to deliver 1 oz to 1 kilogram of a Schedule II controlled substance – cocaine
Possession with intent to deliver a controlled Schedule II substance – cocaine
Conspiracy of controlled substances
Possession of a ghost gun

Miguel Jimenez Cruz, 26, of 330 Narragansett Street, 2nd Floor, Cranston, Rhode Island.

Mr. Cruz was charged with the following:
Possession with intent to deliver more than one kilogram of a Schedule II Controlled Substance – Fentanyl
Possession with Intention to Deliver a Schedule II Controlled Substance – Fentanyl
Possession with intent to deliver 1 oz to 1 kilogram of a Schedule II controlled substance – cocaine
Possession with intent to deliver a controlled Schedule II substance – cocaine
Conspiracy of controlled substances
Possession of a ghost gun.

Luz Jimenez Regalado, 24, of 73 Gallatin Street, 3rd Floor, Providence, Rhode Island.

Ms. Regalado was charged with the following:
Possession with intent to deliver more than one kilogram of a Schedule II controlled substance – Fentanyl
Possession with Intention to Deliver a Schedule II Controlled Substance – Fentanyl
Possession with intent to deliver 1 oz to 1 kilogram of a Schedule II controlled substance – cocaine
Possession with intent to deliver a controlled Schedule II substance – cocaine
Conspiracy of controlled substances.

All three were brought to justice in 6th District Court and after their appearance all three were held without bail pending further court dates.

A person convicted of possession with intent to deliver more than one kilogram of a Schedule II controlled substance – Fentanyl may be subject to a fine of up to one million dollars ($ 1,000,000) or imprisoned for a period of up to life imprisonment.

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A person convicted of possession with intent to deliver 1 oz – 1 kilogram of a Schedule II controlled substance – cocaine on conviction, may be jailed for not more than thirty (30) years, or a fine not exceeding one hundred one thousand dollars ($ 100,000) or less than three thousand dollars ($ 3,000), or both.

A person convicted of conspiracy relating to controlled substances is liable to the same penalty as that prescribed for the commission of the substantive offense of which there is a conspiracy to violate.

A person convicted of possession of a phantom weapon may be subject to a fine of up to ten thousand dollars ($ 10,000), imprisonment for up to ten (10) years, or both.

The HIDTA task force is managed by the Rhode Island State Police. It is made up of members of the Rhode Island State Police, Providence Police Department, North Providence Police Department, Lincoln Police Department, Middletown Police Department, Police Department of Bristol, Narragansett, Rhode Island Police Department and National Guard.


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