WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — Two men staying at a homeless encampment in Woonsocket are facing gun and drug charges, according to police.
Richard Bittner, 30, and Junior Martinez, 53, were taken into custody Friday after officers found a loaded 9mm ghost gun and a Glock 9mm magazine, a loaded Colt 38 special revolver, bags of crack cocaine and other drug trafficking paraphernalia, knives, and a large amount of cash.
The men were staying at the homeless encampment under the Hamlet Bridge.
Both men were charged with possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance, conspiracy, carrying without a license or permit to carry a concealed pistol or revolver (ghost gun), possession of prohibited large-capacity feeding devices, and possession of a firearm while delivering or manufacturing.
Martinez was also charged with possession of firearm of person convicted of a violent crime.
Police said both men had previous narcotics charges.