Troopers seize hundreds of ecstasy pills during traffic stop


WEST GREENWICH, R.I. (WPRI) – Rhode Island State Police have arrested two Massachusetts residents for possession of more than 800 ecstasy pills.

State police said the arrest happened around 11:15 p.m. Monday after troopers pulled over a vehicle traveling north on Interstate 95 in West Greenwich for an equipment violation.

During the stop, police said troopers learned the passenger – Kendall Petty, 49, of Hyde Park, Massachusetts – had an active warrant for failure to appear for the ability to pay on the original charge of operating on a suspended license.

At that point, troopers say they took Petty into custody and searched the vehicle. They said they found more than 800 ecstasy pills, located in the center console of the vehicle. Troopers said they also seized one gram of Methylene Dioxy Meth Amphetamine, more commonly known as Molly, and less than one ounce of marijuana.

Petty and the driver of the vehicle – Elaine Boyd, 29, of Roxbury, Massachusetts – were transported to the Hope Valley Barracks and held overnight pending arraignment in Third District Court. Police said they both face multiple charges including possession of a schedule II narcotic with intent to deliver; controlled substance conspiracy; and possession of a controlled substance.

They could each face a prison term up to life or a fine between $10,000 to $500,000.

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