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      Sex offender, girlfriend accused of distributing cocaine

      Katelyn Gibeault

      A registered sex offender and his girlfriend are accused of making and distributing cocaine out of their Central Falls apartment, police said Friday.

      Andres Lopez, 37, and Katelyn Gibeault, 29, were arraigned on a list of drug-related charges and ordered held without bail.

      Officers searched the couple's Summer Street apartment Friday and found cocaine worth $6,500, scales, packing materials, cell phones and about $7,000 in cash.

      Central Falls police said the arrests followed a one-month investigation.