Pawtucket police find 400 pounds of pot, illegal fireworks

Pawtucket police find 400 pounds of pot, illegal fireworks

PAWTUCKET – Police on Wednesday arrested a man after finding 400 pounds of pot, 87 marijuana plants, a stolen Glock 23 .40 caliber handgun, a loaded 33-round magazine, and a stockpile of illegal fireworks, among other items.

On June 24, the Pawtucket Police Department Narcotics Unit executed a court-ordered search warrant at 66 Farrell St. The warrant was issued after a joint investigation by local police and the U.S. Postal Service into the illegal distribution of narcotics by resident Juan Jimenez, age 32. As a result of the investigation, Jimenez was arrested and charged with:

• Possession with intent Schedule I
• Possession of marijuana in excess of five kilograms
• Possession of a stolen gun
• Possession of a gun while committing a controlled substance violation
• Possession of gun by person convicted of a crime
• Carrying a stolen gun when committing a crime
• Use/possess/sell fireworks
• Distribution or manufacturing in or near school
• Maintaining a common nuisance
• Third or subsequent offense

Also seized Wednesday were packaging and distribution materials and approximately $12,000 in cash. The seized marijuana has an estimated street value of approximately $600,000. Jimenez was arraigned Thursday morning in Sixth District Court.