New York Men Arrested in West Greenwich for Possession of 2,295 Oxycodone Pills

Thursday, July 21, 2016

 

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Rhode Island State Police arrested two New York men for possession of 2,295 Oxycodone Pills which were discovered during a motor vehicle stop on Route 95 in the town of West Greenwich. 

Police identified the driver as Zoilo Pena Paulino, 68, of Bronx, New York was taken into custody and transported to the Hope Valley Barracks where he was processed, held overnight and arraigned at Third Division District Court on the following charges:

• Possession with Intent to Deliver a Schedule II Controlled Substance (Oxycodone)
• Controlled Substance Conspiracy
• Third District Court Warrant- Failure to Appear for Sentence Review on a Suspended License charge
• Fourth District Court Warrant- Failure to Appear for Ability to Pay on a Suspended License charge.

Pena Paulino was also issued civil citations for:

1) Turn Signal Required;
2) Use of Multiple Headlamps; and
3) Seat Belt violations.

The passenger was identified as Pedro Evangelista, 30, of New York, New York and was taken into custody and transported to Hope Valley Barracks where he was processed, held overnight and arraigned at Third Division District Court on the following charges: 

• Possession with Intent to Deliver a Schedule II Controlled Substance (Oxycodone)
• Controlled Substance Conspiracy

The Arrests 

State Police from the Hope Valley Barracks stopped a white minivan on Route 95 North in West Greenwich for a turn signal violation. While speaking with the occupants, the officer noticed nervous behavior as they gave conflicting travel plans for their trip to Rhode Island. 

The officers also saw that the undercarriage of the minivan appeared to have aftermarket alterations consistent with those involved in trafficking contraband. 

A search of the minivan revealed a trap beneath the front passenger seat where 2,295 Oxycodone pills were located. 

Police then took both men into custody. 

The penalty for a person convicted of possession of schedule II Narcotics with intent to deliver is a prison term up to life or a fine not more than 5 hundred thousand dollars, or less than ten thousand dollars. 

 

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#25

Amy Goldfarb MD 

Internal Medicine

Providence, RI 

MEDICARE Oxycodone Prescriptions: 142

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#24

Alvin Bacon DO 

Family Medicine

North Smithfield, RI 

MEDICARE Oxycodone Prescriptions: 143

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#23

Anne Buchanan NP 

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Wakefield, RI 

MEDICARE Oxycodone Prescriptions: 144

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#22

Jennifer Collins Aprin

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Providence, RI 

MEDICARE Oxycodone Prescriptions: 146

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#21

Christopher Campagnari MD 

Family Medicine

Hope Valley, RI 

MEDICARE Oxycodone Prescriptions: 153

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#20

William Braden M.D. 

Psychiatry

Providence, RI 

MEDICARE Oxycodone Prescriptions: 156

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#19

Somasundaram Panneerselvam M.D.

Internal Medicine

Cranston, RI 

MEDICARE Oxycodone Prescriptions: 162

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#18

Gregory Allen D.O. 

Internal Medicine

Cranston, RI 

MEDICARE Oxycodone Prescriptions: 165

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#17

Shahzad Khurshid M.D. 

Internal Medicine

Cranston, RI 

MEDICARE Oxycodone Prescriptions: 173

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#16

Kristin Fielding MD 

Family Medicine

Newport, RI 

MEDICARE Oxycodone Prescriptions: 177

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#15

Richard Ruggieri M.D. 

Internal Medicine

Providence

MEDICARE Oxycodone Prescriptions: 190

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#14

David Kass MD

Psychiatry

East Greenwich, RI 

MEDICARE Oxycodone Prescriptions: 210

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#13

Leonard Mannarelli D.O. 

Internal Medicine

Cranston, RI 

MEDICARE Oxycodone Prescriptions: 210

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#12

Jorge Bonadona PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Pawtucket, RI 

MEDICARE Oxycodone Prescriptions: 221

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#11

Peter Rintels M.D.

Hematology

Cranston, RI 

MEDICARE Oxycodone Prescriptions: 235

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#10

Hao Huang M.D. 

Internal Medicine

Cranston, RI 

MEDICARE Oxycodone Prescriptions: 245

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#9

John Horan D.O. 

Family Medicine 

Cranston, RI 

MEDICARE Oxycodone Prescriptions: 248

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#8

Ralph Santoro M.D. 

Internal Medicine

Cranston, RI 

MEDICARE Oxycodone Prescriptions: 252

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#7

Richard St. Dennis PA

Physician Assistant, Surgical

Pawtucket, RI 

MEDICARE Oxycodone Prescriptions: 256

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#6

Michael Klufas M.D. 

Geriatric Medicine

Cumberland, RI 

MEDICARE Oxycodone Prescriptions: 268

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#5

Anthony Lombardi MD 

Internal Medicine

Cranston, RI 

MEDICARE Oxycodone Prescriptions: 299

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#4

Frank Maggiacomo D.O. 

Internal Medicine

Cranston, RI 

MEDICARE Oxycodone Prescriptions: 340

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#3

Denis Moonan M.D. 

Geriatric Medicine

North Providence, RI 

MEDICARE Oxycodone Prescriptions: 352

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#2

Edward Reardon D.O. 

Rheumatology

Warwick, RI 

MEDICARE Oxycodone Prescriptions: 380

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#1

Jerrold Rosenberg M.D. 

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Providence, RI 

MEDICARE Oxycodone Prescriptions: 384

 
 

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