Contact: Captain Michael J. Winquist, Detective Commander Telephone: (401) 444-1008
Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent, of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, announces that today the Rhode Island State Police, Providence Police, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and local police fanned out and arrested dozens of subjects for affidavit and arrest warrants as well as Superior and District Court warrants.
The defendants will be brought to Providence County Superior and District Courts for arraignments at 2:00 p.m. We suggest members of the media utilize pool cameras, because there will be over 50 defendant arraigned simultaneously at both Superior and District Courts.
Some of these arraignments will also include new charges for possession with intent to deliver crack cocaine and possession of firearms.
A press conference will be held today:
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 4:00 p.m. Providence Public Safety Headquarters Auditorium 325 Washington Street Providence, RI 02903
Members of the media are respectfully requested to not contact State Police Headquarters prior to the 4:00 p.m. press conference, so that the investigation can continue. No additional details will be available until that time. Thank you for your cooperation.