Central Falls police raid home for $15k heroin, make arrest

David Estrada Pagan, 33, was arrested after police say he was distributing narcotics from his Central Falls home.

CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. (WPRI) — Police arrested a man after they raided a home on Darling Street and seized $15,000 worth of heroin.

David Estrada Pagan, 33, was arrested after police say he was distributing narcotics from his home and wanted by Massachusetts police for similar narcotics charges.

The police department’s special investigative unit executed a narcotics search warrant for the third floor of a multi-family home on Darling Street, Chief James Mendonca said.

Officers went in about 6:30 a.m. and seized 192 grams of heroin, or about six ounces, digital scales, packaging materials and money.

Pagan was charged with manufacturing with intent to deliver, distribution of a controlled substance near a school zone, maintaining a common nuisance, resisting arrest and being a fugitive from justice.

He was arraigned on Tuesday in Providence and was ordered held without bail.