Warwick, Rhode Island Man Pleads Guilty To Federal Drugs And Firearms Charges

On Tuesday at the United States District Court in Providence, Rhode Island, Jose Manuel Rosario-Mella, also known as Luis Cortes, 55, of Warwick, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

On August 12, 2022, DEA agents and Warwick Police detectives executed a court-authorized search of Rosario-Mella’s residence and seized a 1,002-gram brick of heroin from a closet shelf; a loaded 9mm Glock pistol and ammunition in a compartment in the master bedroom; $337,600 in cash; three kilogram presses used to compress heroin into bricks for transportation and sale; and assorted items used in the preparation and distribution of heroin.

Rosario-Mella is scheduled to be sentenced on April 13, 2023.

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