UPDATED: 16 Arrested in Drug Sweep by Newport Police Department
The following is based on reports from the Newport Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
Friday, March 1 10:21 a.m. - This article has been updated to include the addresses of the individuals charged.
The Newport Police Department Vice/Narcotics Unit and the Drug Enforcement Agency finished a six-month undercover operation focusing on street level drug dealing within the City of Newport, resulting in 16 arrests Thursday. A total of twenty-five arrest warrants and two search warrants were obtained for those suspected of dealing crack cocaine, cocaine and prescription drugs.
The investigation is ongoing with more information to follow. All will be arraigned on Feb. 28 in Second Division District Court.
Arrested During the sweep:
Tommy Gotay, 90 Girard Ave., Apt 170, Newport - 2 Counts Delivery of “Crack” Cocaine
Casey Mills, 33 Newport Ave., Apt 1, Newport - 2 Counts Delivery of “Crack” Cocaine
Jose Jackson,15 Meeting St., Newport - 3 Counts Delivery of “Crack” Cocaine
Ian Collins,75 Tilden Ave., Newport - 3 Counts Delivery of Cocaine
Thomas Dyer, 32 Goddard St., Apt 2, Providence - 2 Counts Conspiracy
Leah Sampson-Young, 195 Admiral Kalbfus, Apt 22 DD, Newport - conspiracy
Kathleen Bartlett, 4 Gunning Court, Middletown - 3 counts delivery of “crack” Cocaine, Conspiracy
Jessica George, 10 Stockton Drive, Middletown- 2 counts delivery of “crack” Cocaine
Kaitlyn Bartlett, 143 Third St., Apt 3A, Newport - delivery of “crack” cocaine
Kristi Carfora, 231 Maple Ave., Apt 802, Newport - delivery of Percocet, 2 Counts Delivery of Cocaine
Anthony Holloway,15 Meeting St., Newport - delivery of "crack” cocaine
Ricky Adams, 4 Connell Hwy, Newport- 4 counts delivery of “crack” cocaine, Conspiracy
James Antone, 5 Bradford Ave, Apt 3, Newport- delivery of cocaine
Khyel Jones, 116 Girard Ave, Apt D, Newport - delivery of “crack” cocaine, possession with intent to deliver “crack” cocaine
Jessuem Nevarez,24 Gould St., Newport - delivery of Oxycontin
Stacey Platt, 20 Chapel Terrace, Apt 62, Newport - delivery of “crack” cocaine
The above reports detail arrests made by the Newport Police Department. Descriptions of all events are based solely on police officer reports provided to Patch.