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Local police arrest trio for dealing cocaine

January 2, 2011

South Kingstown and Narragansett police cracked the case on three local men accused of dealing cocaine.
Lawrence A. Shepard, 32, of 68 Willard Avenue, South Kingstown was arrested for two counts of delivery of controlled substance (crack cocaine) and two counts of conspiracy to deliver. He was arraigned yesterday and entered no plea.

Lauliston D. Robinson, 39, of LKA 224 Union Apt. 2, Providence was arrested for possession of a controlled substance (crack cocaine). Lastly, police arrested Paul J. Webb, 42 of 1412 Kingstown Road, South Kingstown for two counts of delivery of controlled substance (crack cocaine) and one count of maintaining narcotic nuisance.

On Dec. 29, Shepard was arrested on an arrest warrant affidavit at his home and held overnight at the South Kingstown Police Department. He was arraigned yesterday in Fourth Division Court.

According to an email provided by Capt. Jeffrey Allen of the South Kingstown Police Department, police found that Webb, Shepard and Robinson were selling crack cocaine from Webb's home and obtained arrest warrants for Webb and Shepard for deliveries, conspiracy, and maintaining a narcotic nuisance. While serving the arrest warrant to Webb at his South Kingstown home on Thursday, Dec. 23, police observed Robinson trying to dispose of crack cocaine by flushing it down the toilet.

All three men are currently on suspended sentences for drug offenses.
The investigation was a collaborative effort between members of the South Kingstown Police Department patrol division, South Kingstown Police Department detectives, and Narragansett police detectives.

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