Police seize myriad of drugs, guns from Charlestown homes

CHARLESTOWN, R.I. (WPRI) — A Charlestown man is facing a long list of charges after state police seized a variety of drugs and guns from two homes in the town.

Members of the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force executed a search warrant Wednesday morning at a home on Botka Street and another on South County Trail.

According to state police, Jason Smith was taken into custody after investigators seized 496 grams of heroin, 72 grams of cocaine, 35 grams of crack cocaine, 124 grams of morphine, 281 OxyContin pills, 27 Adderall pills, 23 pounds of marijuana, 96 marijuana plants, five handguns, one shotgun and $3,027 in cash.

Smith, 32, was charged with possession with intent to deliver heroin, cocaine, morphine, OxyContin, Adderall, and marijuana; possession of marijuana in excess of five kilograms; possession of a firearm while committing a crime of violence; and possession of a firearm while committing a controlled substance violation.

Police said each of the charges carries the possibility of prison time and fines.

At his arraignment, Smith was ordered held without bail until a hearing September 9.

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