Cranston men plead guilty to meth charges

CRANSTON, R.I. (WPRI) — Two man have pleaded guilty to federal charges related to the production of meth inside of a Cranston housing complex.

Nicholas Selser and Michael Fortes, both of Cranston, pleaded guilty to one count each of conspiracy and knowingly manufacturing methamphetamine, among other charges, U.S. Attorney Peter Neronha announced Thursday.

Fortes, age 48, entered his plea on Wednesday, according to Neronha, and is scheduled to be sentenced in October. Selser, age 33, entered his plea back in June and will be sentenced in September.

According to court documents, Cranston police, along with the RI DEA Drug Task Force, executed a search warrant at an apartment at the D’Evan Manor in February. Officials said various chemicals, supplies, and items used to make meth were taken from the property.

Fortes and Selser admitted they had used the “one pot method” to make meth, according to court documents, and evidence suggested the pair manufactured meth eleven times on previous occasions.

Both Selser and Fortes have been in federal custody since February.

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