Woman arrested in Pawtucket drug bust

Natalia Lopera, 43, is charged with dealing cocaine in Pawtucket. (Photos: Pawtucket Police Department)

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — A 43-year-old woman is in custody after a drug bust by Pawtucket Police.

Police issued a search warrant for two separate homes on Mineral Spring Avenue and Columbus Avenue. Officers seized approximately 57 grams of cocaine, various packaging and distribution materials and over $7,700.

The discovery resulted in the arrest of Natalia Lopera.

Lopera was charged with the following:

  • Possession of cocaine with intent to deliver
  • Manufacturing possessing delivering cocaine 1 oz – 1kg
  • Maintaining a common nuisance

The court ordered search warrant came from an ongoing investigation into the illegal distribution of narcotics.