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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. 

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edward garrity March 04, 2013 at 05:12 PM
I agree
edward garrity March 04, 2013 at 05:30 PM
Good job by Newport PD. But what I dont get I lived in one of the apartments located on Wheatland blvd with a family member who recently passed away do to an illness. Anyway I had all my paperwork in to become on the lease without getting into details my family member passed and the paperwork was rejected which left me no where to go. Anyway what makes me laugh is Federal Management waisted no time to get rid of me and put one of the individuals who just got busted in that apartment it only has been a month this individual has lived there. I Really wish Hud would do a thorough investigation on that property because they would find so many more violations including letting people who were at the bottom of the list to the top. I could go on and on but I will not. Also if I was certain individuals I would be careful what I would say to certain members of the maintenence department especially the young kid that still works there because there was an issue at Ronzios Pizza and if that certain maintenance person had kept quite there would have been more items found in that last raid a few years back.
PaulCT March 07, 2013 at 10:57 PM
Great work Newport PD and the DEA ! I know this is often a long, hard and thankless job. Let's hope the court is hard on every one of these idiots.. The lawyers will have work for a while on this one. (and the public defender's office too) Maybe the COST of defense and heavy fines will hit these idiots hard. Glad to see their names published clearly. Bet those arrested really make their families proud.
Glen May 20, 2013 at 01:05 PM
Are you saying she shouldn't have SNITCHED?
Glen May 20, 2013 at 01:06 PM
I know one person is out and about looking like no cares in the world.

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