Police: $600K worth of drugs found behind secret wall
Nov. 29, 2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Police in Rhode Island say they found more than $600,000 worth of narcotics hidden behind a secret wall inside a bungalow.
Providence police Maj. David Lapatin said Tuesday the raid last week followed a monthslong investigation. Two men were arrested as a result.
Investigators seized cocaine, heroin and fentanyl found hidden in the basement. Lapatin says the drugs were in a "trap behind a wall."
Authorities say the drugs were brought to Rhode Island from New York and were sold to dealers throughout Providence and into Fall River, Massachusetts.
Jose Beltre and Alinson Baez-Gomez were arraigned last week on drug possession charges. They were ordered held until bail hearings next month.
A message was left Tuesday with Beltre's attorney. It's unclear if Baez-Gomez has retained an attorney who can comment on his behalf.