JOHNSTON, R.I. (WPRI) — Johnston police seized tens of thousands of dollars worth of cocaine and several thousand dollars in cash in a drug bust, according to a news release Friday from the Johnston Police Department.
Johnston police said detectives from both their department and Providence police executed a search warrant at a home on Rotary Drive Thursday night, and arrested 41-year-old Hovannes Yagoubian. The raid followed a lengthy joint investigation, Johnston police said.
Inside the home, police said detectives found a large amount of cocaine, estimated to have a street value of as much as $45,000.
Detectives also seized more than $17,000 in cash and packaging materials suspected to have been used for drug dealing.
According to police, Yagoubian was charged with three felonies:
- Manufacturing and possession with intent to deliver up to one kilogram of cocaine
- Manufacturing and possession with intent to deliver marijuana
- Maintaining a narcotics nuisance
Yagoubian was scheduled to be arraigned in Kent County District Court Friday morning.