Police collect evidence from Warwick home in federal firearms probe

WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — A federal firearms investigation led state and local police to a home on Pocahontas Drive in Warwick Wednesday morning.

Several unmarked cruisers and Cranston’s crime scene van were parked outside throughout the morning, and investigators were seen entering the home.

According to Cranston Det. Lt. Matthew Kite, his agency’s Bureau of Criminal Identification was assisting a federal task force in executing a search warrant and collecting evidence.

Lt. Kite said the investigation is related to a violation of federal firearms laws by an individual convicted of a crime of domestic violence.

Police cleared the scene by about noon Wednesday.

Lt. Kite said he did not have any further details since his department is merely assisting in the case.

Eyewitness News has calls out to Warwick and Rhode Island State Police for more information.

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