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Police: Fugitive Caught, Drugs Found in Providence Apartment


Rhode Island State Police say they have arrested a fugitive from Massachusetts in a Providence apartment where they also found nearly two pounds of pure fentanyl with a street value of more than $30,000.

Police say 52-year-old Jesus Ramos was arrested Wednesday on drug trafficking and fugitive charges after authorities learned he was staying at the apartment.

Rhode Island authorities say Ramos is wanted in Massachusetts for allegedly skipping bail while awaiting trial on drug and gun charges. He is due in court in Providence on Thursday.

In addition to the powerful opioid fentanyl, investigators say they found 10 grams of heroin, two presses used for packing fentanyl, heroin and other narcotics, and drug packaging materials in the Providence apartment.

It's unclear if Ramos has an attorney.

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