PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Four brothers who are accused of running a narcotics operation in Providence were arrested by police Tuesday.
Lt. Colonel Kevin Barry said the arrests stem from an extensive investigation into the four men. As a result of the investigation, Barry said a court-authorized search warrants were conducted at two residences located on Ocean and Babcock Streets.
During the search, Barry said officers found approximately 90 grams on fentanyl, a handgun, ammunition and nearly $300,000 in cash.
Officers arrested the four men, identified as Luis Miguel Molina, 23, Luis Armandon Molina, 21, Luis Enrique Molina, 28, and Luis Alberto Molina, 29, after the search.
All four men are accused of being part of a criminal narcotics conspiracy and are facing several charges:
- Manufacture/delivery/possession with the intent to manufacture or deliver a schedule II controlled substance (Fentanyl)
- Manufacture/delivery/possession with the intent to manufacture or deliver one ounce to one kilogram of a schedule II drug (Fentanyl)
- Possession of a firearm while committing a controlled substance violation
- Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
- Controlled substance conspiracy
Additionally, both Luis Miguel Molina and Luis Alberto Molina were charged with violating the terms of their probation from previous convictions of second-degree robbery in Providence.
Luis Enrique Molina was also charged with violating the terms of his previous probation from prior conviction charges of breaking and entering and entering carrying a pistol without a license in Providence.
All four suspects were arraigned in Sixth Division District Court, where they were ordered held without bail pending further court action.