Coventry, Scituate Police Make $250,000 Pot Bust in Joint Investigation

Five men facing felony drug charges after police seize 89 marijuana plants and 17.5 pounds of pot.

Photo: Coventry and Scituate Police.
Photo: Coventry and Scituate Police.
Five area men, including two from Coventry, are facing felony drug charges for running an alleged marijuana growing and processing operation in a building in the Hope Mill Complex in Scituate and out of a house in Coventry.

A six-week joint investigation between Coventry and Scituate Police culminated Wednesday during two raids. 

At the mill complex, police seized 62 marijuana plants, 14 pounds of pot, of which 10 pounds was processed; two cars and several thousand dollars in support equipment.

The other raid was at a house at 57 Fairview Ave. in Coventry, where police seized 27 plants, 3.5 pounds of processed marijuana, a car and more support equipment.

All told, police captured 89 marijuana plants and 17.5 pounds of marijuana with a street value of $250,000.

The following four men were arraigned in Kent County District Court on charges of manufacturing and possession with intent to deliver and controlled substance conspiracy:

Desmond Ferreira, 37 of 57 Fairview Ave., Coventry. He was released on $5,000 bail with surety.

Joshua Smith, 28, of 550 Victory Highway, Exeter. He was released on $10,000 bail with surety.

Shane Fisher, 28, of 55 Harmony Court, Warwick. He was released on $10,000 bail with surety.

David Leroux, 51, of 52 Taft St., Coventry. He as held without bail on a previous offense. His bail on the new charges was set at $25,000 with surety.

The fifth suspect is awaiting arraignment, police said. 
Leave RI March 18, 2014 at 10:28 AM
^^ Bricker wins free internet for a day.
Bricker March 18, 2014 at 10:40 AM
Bruce Wayne March 19, 2014 at 09:53 PM
something wrong with the math. So, lets round it off, 17.5lb to 20lb.. so, in street value.. 20lbs will cost $250,000!??? thats like $12,500 per lb.. wow… that's more expensive than concaine.
Einstein April 04, 2014 at 04:11 PM
Maybe they should pass a few tokes around the State House so the Illuminati can make some Reasonable Decisions instead of the CRAP they usually legislate. Now there is a Novel Idea.
Cadre April 10, 2014 at 01:35 PM
Shut up Einstein.


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