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Police say searches turn up drugs, cash

August 20, 2014

WOONSOCKET – Patrol officers seized heroin, cocaine and more than $2,800 in cash as two men, both with prior trafficking convictions, were arrested Monday in the Fairmount section.
Steven Kevin Bergeron, 29, of 262 Second Ave., and Jason Andrew Lennox, 28, of 18 Cynthia Drive, North Smithfield, were charged with one count each of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver and two counts each of possession of a controlled substance.
The arrests came after an anonymous tipster told police a GMC Yukon parked behind 260 Fairmount St. could be involved in drug activity. At about 10:17 p.m., Patrolmen Jason McGourty and Justin Mowry pulled up on the vehicle and saw three men inside, including Matthew Daniel Hogan, 37, of 455 Prospect St. He was also arrested – on a warrant for non-payment of support, according to police reports.
As police approached the vehicle, they said Lennox and Bergeron were fidgeting around suspiciously. Police pulled them aside and searched the vehicle, where they found two glassine bags of cocaine.
During a frisk of Bergeron, police found a banded wad of cash in his pocket – $2,870 in all.
In addition to the contraband, police said they found a drug ledger inside Lennox’s vehicle that contained a list of names along with “amounts owed.”
Police found no other evidence of alleged drug-trafficking inside the vehicle.
But when Lennox was taken back to police headquarters for a more thorough search, police said four glassine bags of heroin fell to the floor from his crotch after he removed his pants. Police found another bag of heroin hidden in Bergeron’s buttocks, according to reports.
The heroin weighed five grams in all, the cocaine about 1.5 grams, police said.
Bergeron and Lennox have both done prison time for selling drugs before – in Lennox’s case, quite recently. Court records say he pled no contest in Superior Court on March 13 to Cranston police charges of drug trafficking and was sentenced to five years, with three months to serve at the Adult Correctional Institutions and the remainder suspended, with probation.
Bergeron was sentenced to six years with three months to serve at the ACI after pleading no contest to Woonsocket police charges of drug trafficking in September 2009.
Both men are now held without bail at the ACI and are due back in court on Oct. 21, according to the judiciary’s web site.
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