On Wednesday, June 6th, 2018, at approximately 8:50 p.m., the Smithfield Police and North Providence Police arrested Anthony H. Valerio, age 26, of 15 Andover Street, North Providence. Valerio was being investigated by Smithfield and North Providence Detectives for cocaine distribution in both towns. Valerio was taken into custody, after being stopped in a vehicle on Douglas Pike in Smithfield.
In addition to executing a search warrant on the motor vehicle stop, Smithfield and North Providence Detectives executed a search warrant at Valerio’s home.
During the investigation, police seized approximately 10 grams of cocaine, 17 grams of marijuana, a digital scale, packaging materials and $715 in United States Currency. Valerio is being charged by the Smithfield Police with Possession of Cocaine w/Intent to Deliver and Possession of Cocaine. Valerio is being charged by the North Providence Police with Possession of Cocaine w/Intent to Deliver and Possession of Less Than 1 Ounce of Marijuana.
Valerio was held overnight to appear in Kent County District Court for arraignment.