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Police Arrest Four During Rathbun Street Raid

Officers seize cocaine, pot, pills and cash after a months-long investigation.


Police raided a Rathbun Street apartment Friday morning, seizing cocaine, marijuana and prescription pills, and arresting three local men on drug charges.

Police allege Maurice Godin, 27, ran a drug peddling operation at 254/256 Rathbun Street, according to a Police Department press release. He faces charges of possession of cocaine with intent to deliver, possession of marijuana and possession of hydrocodone, a synthetic opiate.

Police seized 27 grams of cocaine, two pounds of marijuana, 60 assorted prescription pills, items associated with drug sales, and about $7,000
in cash. Detectives obtained the search warrant after conducting an
investigation over a period of several months, according to the release.

At 6:45 a.m. detectives and members of the Police Department's Special Reaction Team entered the home. Inside, they found Godin, seven other adults, and two infant children. They also arrested Max Alves, 21, on a charge of possession of marijuana, and Richard Blanchette, 27, on charges of possession of marijuana with intent to deliver and possession of oxycodone.

During the search, a brother of Maurice Godin arrived. Eric Godin, 28, of 198 Winthrop St., demanded that officers let him inside. They refused, and he allegedly became verbally abusive to the officers. When the verbal abuse continued, the officers arrested him and charged him with disorderly conduct. 

Maurice Godin and Richard Blanchette were held pending an arraignment Monday morning. The others were released on bail after a Friday hearing at the police station. 

Woonsocket Rocket March 20, 2012 at 02:15 AM
Funny Story......This is the same moron that screamed at a cop doing traffic detail last summer telling him he was a drug dealer and they werent smart enogh to catch him! How'd that work out for ya idiot!
Woonsocket Rocket March 20, 2012 at 07:52 AM
HAHAHAH IDIOT! http://woonsocket.patch.com/articles/woonsocket-police-log-self-proclaimed-drug-dealer-hits-officer-with-car
Holly March 20, 2012 at 01:26 PM
Oh yes I remember that story. I thought to myself what a loser.
JOHN March 21, 2012 at 01:06 AM
With infants in the house why no child endangerment charges? With that many drugs around any of the children could of got into it and that would have been horrible
Chris March 22, 2012 at 12:06 PM
I understand where you are coming from with the children but I will say this I know first hand that both of those children where safe and well taken care of one was only visiting for the night and was in good hands and safe and the other was taken care of by the mother very good and again was safe all of what they found was locked in a safe away from the children's reach. They are making them all sound bad but in actuality they where not bad at all.....
Bob Dobalina March 22, 2012 at 12:46 PM
Your right Alan, I mean Chris... Those drug dealers sound like a bunch of stand-up guys! I'm sure it was a clean, safe environment.. Do you think they would watch my little guy on weekdays while I work? Sounds like it might be safer than my daycare..
BaddestBxtch March 26, 2012 at 09:03 AM
Sorry, but I don't care how safe you thought they were, ITS NEVER SAFE to have drugs around children like that !! I hope those children are in DCYF custody because apparently the parents don't know what they were doing.
Becky March 29, 2012 at 04:33 PM
It's obvious the apartment had been under investigation for a while. The police dont just see a transaction made and bust open doors. So its clear that the kids had been in that environment for some time and Im sure the kid had visited more than just that one night. They parents or what ever they are became too comfortable and cocky and now they have nothing not even their kids but which didnt matter at the time if they lost them or not because they were too caught up in serving the beautiful crack head community. Gee...whats their first priority
Moe g January 31, 2013 at 01:22 PM
U guys got alot to say but u don't no shit. So a big drug dealer but I'm out in have a great time And I have three kids and they are al safe so ppl should stop talking shit about me
moe godin is a snitch January 30, 2014 at 07:20 AM
this is the same kid who usto get his sneekers took in jail dident he tell on someone and yeah grate place for kids that whole family is screwed moe is a luser eric is almost retarded bobby hes ok loretta ha or how moe and eric usto have sex with ther sister or how moe usto beat his kids mother in witch he should have a sex charge for moe godin your a true woonsocket trash put him away only 6 mons in jail but my taxas paid for and a 7 month investagation for 6 in jail come on moe get a job luser
Woonsocket Rocket January 30, 2014 at 02:58 PM
I am going to go out on a limb here and assume you went to Woonsocket Schools! Spelling, punctuation and the English language in general apparently escapes you!
moe godin is a snitch January 30, 2014 at 03:39 PM
Lol grate guess you must be a friend that him but no not Woonsocket I'm from Rhode island tho given away as a kid raised in dcyf in a program called night to night because they can't find homes for you so your going to a different place every night getting beat on and bullied by people like him sorry I'm not as smart as u wish I could have had that good old silver spoon but I got the plastic one but I never really had a school to go to we had some counsler drive us around until a open bed excepted us but I'm back in school now that I have the extra money anything else lame attack attempt
Woonsocket Rocket January 30, 2014 at 03:57 PM
Are you kidding me? I grew up one of 7 kids in a piss poor family in Fairmount! I also had to scratch and fight for everything I have Silver Spoon? Not quite! In spite of going to Woonsocket Schools I havelearned basic English, spelling and punctuation skills. I am also quite familiar with the Godin family and agree with your assessment of them! And for whatever its worth.....If I was placing a personal attack on you! You would know it!
moe godin is a snitch April 04, 2014 at 01:43 PM
Ohhh Maryanne Carefield deleted her posts because she's retarded

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