Woonsocket Police Receive $1,051 In HIDTA Forfeiture Funds

Funds distributed to local agencies April 18.


A three-year investigation by the Rhode Island State Police HIDTA has yielded $110,670 in forfeiture funds distributed to area law enforcement agencies, including $1,051.64 for the Woonsocket Police Department.

The Woonsocket Police Department is one of several local law enforcement agencies that comprise the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force (HIDTA).

The total forfeiture was $158,001. By statute, the Attorney General and Department of Health receive a portion ($47,400.30).  Thre remainder, $110,670.70, was spilt among each agency on the task force. The Rhode Island National Guard, Drug Enforcement Administration, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and the Department of Homeland Security/ Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  

The investigation over the last three years resulted in the arrest of 189 defendants and the seizure of 25 firearms and the following narcotics:  11.20 kilograms of heroin, 52.8 kilograms of cocaine, 2.5 kilograms of crack cocaine, 3,730 kilograms of marijuana, 1,221 dosage units of MDMA, 15,008 dosage units of controlled prescription drugs, and 222 dosage units of steroids.

 Each Agency’s Share:

            Central Falls:  $5,641.27

            Johnston:  $3,909.20

            Narragansett:  $106

            North Kingstown:  $1,830.81

            North Providence:  $8,929.15

            Pawtucket:  $9,202.01

            Providence:  $8,705.91

            RI National Guard:  $7,997.07

            RI State Police:  $57,793.70

            Smithfield:  $1,856.75

            Warwick:  $3,647.19 

Russell Archambault April 24, 2013 at 11:32 AM
obamas plan on spreading the wealth, doesn't seem to be working so well for woonsocket even with 65% of the people voting for this guy. looking on the bright side of things, we have our own version of forfeiture, its called "no seat belt on, 85.00 please". Its a quick and efficient way to have you donate to the city's fund and I helped with the program
Nelson Aldrich April 24, 2013 at 01:26 PM
Looks like you got a good spanking by the WPD Russ.You paid by giving up some of your allowance
frmr resident April 24, 2013 at 03:16 PM
Gee,, no wonder police are against legalizing Marijuana. It has nothing to do with "protecting the children".


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