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Pawtucket police bust drug ring, arrest six

Ivan Russ Flores was charged with delivery of heroin to an undercover police officer and conspiracy to violate the controlled substance Act. (Courtesy PPD)

During the months of May, June, and July of 2017, members of the Pawtucket Police Special Squad with assistance from the Central Falls Police Narcotics Unit and the Drug Enforcement Agency, conducted an investigation into the illegal street level distribution of heroin and fentanyl in the Pawtucket.

Two court ordered search warrants were executed in Pawtucket on July 11, 2017 at 767 Cottage St. and 140 Saratoga Ave resulting in the arrests of Kevin Perez, 22, and Leoner Leonardo, 21, both of Pawtucket.

The continued investigation resulted in the seizure of approximately 65 grams of heroin and fentanyl and the seizure of a .25 caliber TITAN handgun (with altered serial number).

Four more individuals have been arrested and charged in connection with the investigation including: Kevin Santana, 22, Corey Falconer, 19, and Ivan Russ Flores, 22, all of Pawtucket as well as Jessica Dansereau, 18, of Lincoln.

Their charges are as follows:

Kevin Perez, 22, 140 Saratoga Ave.:

1. Possession of Heroin with intent to deliver

2. Possession of Marijuana with intent to deliver

3. Carrying a dangerous weapon when committing a crime of violence (2 counts)

4. Possession of firearms by person convicted of a crime of violence (2 counts)

5. Maintaining a common nuisance

Leoner Leonardo, 21, 767 Cottage St. :

1. Possession of Heroin with intent to deliver

2. Carrying a dangerous weapon when committing a crime of violence

3. Possession of firearms by person convicted of a crime of violence

4. Alteration of marks of identification on a firearm

5. Maintaining a common nuisance

6. Third of subsequent offense

7. Superior Court Warrant Failure to Appear

8. (10) Ten counts of Delivery of Heroin to an Undercover Police Officer

Kevin Santana, 22, 112 Saratoga Ave.:

1. (2) Two counts of Delivery of Heroin to an Undercover Police Officer

2. (2) Two counts of Conspiracy to violate the controlled substance Act

3. Third or Subsequent Offense

4. Driving While in Possession of a Controlled Substance

Corey Falconer, 19, 387 Columbus Ave.:

1. Conspiracy to Violate the Controlled Substance Act

2. Driving While in Possession of a Controlled Substance

Ivan Russ Flores, 22, 73 Lee St.:

1. Delivery of Heroin to an Undercover Police Officer

2. Conspiracy to violate the controlled substance Act

Jessica Dansereau, 18, 49 Pearl St. Lincoln was charged with:

1. Conspiracy to Violate the Controlled Substance Act

2. Driving while in Possession of a Controlled Substance

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