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Rhode Island State Police charge Providence woman with possessing $31,000 worth of heroin


WEST GREENWICH, Rhode Island — Rhode Island State Police say a Providence woman has been charged with allegedly possessing over $31,000 worth of heroin.

Police said Thursday 31-year-old Ada Almonte was arrested on charges of heroin possession and possession of heroin with intent to deliver.

Police were tipped off by a confidential source that the woman would be driving from New York to Providence with a large amount of drugs. A trooper was patrolling Interstate 95 around 5 p.m. Wednesday when he saw her van stopped in West Greenwich.

A search found a large package in cellophane that authorities say contained about 11 ounces of a substance that tested positive for heroin.

The estimated street value is $31,200. The amount could produce 15,400 packets for individual sale.

A working number for Almonte couldn't be found.

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