Police nab suspected drug dealer in Newport

Crime

NEWPORT, R.I. (WPRI) — A suspected drug dealer was arrested Thursday after investigators in Newport seized a variety of narcotics from his vehicle.

According to Newport police, detectives investigating William Rudolph arranged to buy two pounds of marijuana from him.

Rudolph, 35, of Berkley, Mass., was pulled over by police after he arrived in Newport Thursday afternoon. Detectives seized the two pounds of marijuana from his vehicle, along with another 10 ounces of marijuana, 18 hash oil cartridges, 127 Xanax pills, 31 Klonopin pills, 16 Suboxone pills and $39,732.00 in cash, according to police.

Massachusetts State Police also obtained a warrant to search Rudolph’s East Plain Street home and found an additional 10 pounds of marijuana there.

Rudolph was arrested and charged with six counts of felony drug distribution. He’s scheduled to be arraigned on Friday.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Providence

Download Mobile Apps from WPRI 12
DOWNLOAD APPS NOW: Apple App Store | Google Play Store

12 on 12 - Cold Case Cards: All In

More Cold Case Cards All In
PINPOINT WEATHER // Quick Links:

Veteran's Voices: Honoring Those Who Serve

More Veterans Voices

Dan Yorke State of Mind: Dan's Daily Update

DYSOM 10/26/2020: Michael DiBiase

More Dan Yorke State of Mind

Don't Miss

Viewer Pa on WPRI.com

LIVE CAMS on WPRI.com

More Live Cams

Community Events & Happenings

More Community

The Border Report Tour

More Border Report Tour