7 arrested in tri-city narcotics bust

Luis Velazquez, Rosa Diaz, Robinson Abreu, Jose Mueses, Chayneth Febus, Carlos Santos, Mauricio Nova arrested for large scale drug operation.
Luis Velazquez, Rosa Diaz, Robinson Abreu, Jose Mueses, Chayneth Febus, Carlos Santos, Mauricio Nova arrested for large scale drug operation.

CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. (WPRI) — An investigation into large-scale drug operations in three cities has resulted in at least seven arrests.

Investigators executed search warrants last Friday at apartments on Pine Street in Central Falls, Violet Street in Providence, and Melrose Avenue in Pawtucket.

A large quantity of heroin and cocaine was seized as a result, according to Central Falls police.

The Central Falls Police Department Special Investigations Unit teamed up with the Providence Police Narcotics Unit, Pawtucket Police Department Special Squad, and the FBI Safe Streets Task Force on the investigation.

Police said the search warrants stemmed from a 37-count indictment handed up by a state grand jury, which also included eight arrest warrants.

The following suspects were taken into custody on various narcotics charges:

  • Mauricio Nova, 28, of Pawtucket
    • Nine Counts of Delivery of Heroin
    • Two Counts of Delivery of Fentanyl
    • Seven Counts of Controlled Substance Conspiracy
    • Possession of Heroin with Intent to Deliver
    • Manufacture an Ounce to a Kilo of Heroin
    • Maintaining a Narcotics Nuisance
  • Jose Mueses, 35, of Central Falls
    • Four Counts of Delivery of Heroin
    • One Counts of Delivery of Cocaine
    • Two Counts of Controlled Substance Conspiracy
    • Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Deliver
    • Narcotics Nuisance
  • Rosa Diaz, 22, of Pawtucket
    • Two Counts of Delivery of Heroin
    • Two Counts of Controlled Substance Conspiracy
    • Possession with Intent to Deliver Schedule I
    • Manufacture an Ounce to a Kilo of Heroin
    • Maintaining a Narcotics Nuisance
  • Chayneth Febus, 20, of Providence
    • One Count of Delivery of Heroin
    • One Count of Delivery of Cocaine
    • Two Counts of Controlled Substance Conspiracy
    • Manufacture an Ounce to a Kilo of Heroin
    • Manufacture an Ounce to a Kilo of Cocaine
    • Manufacture/Possession/Delivery of Schedule I-II
  • Luis Velazquez, 52, of Central Falls
    • One Count of Delivery of Heroin
    • One Count of Delivery of Fentanyl
    • Two Counts of Controlled Substance Conspiracy
  • Carlos Santos, 25, and Robinson Abreu, 22, both of Providence
    • One Count of Manufacture an Ounce to a Kilo of Heroin
    • One Count of Manufacture an Ounce to a Kilo of Cocaine
    • One Count of Manufacture/Possession/Delivery of Schedule I-II

Police said they also have arrest warrants out for the following individuals on various narcotics charges:

  • Harold Lugo, 24, of Central Falls
  • Reynaldo Estrella, 29, of Providence
  • Edwin Lopez Nova, 28, of Providence