Earle Avenue Man Arrested for Dealing Cocaine, Pills from Home

Neighbors alerted police to suspicious activity, traffic at house.

EPPD Vice Unit arrested Abraham Rahed, 36, of 137 Earle Ave., at his home, charging him with four counts of possession of Schedule I/II drugs with intent to deliver. CREDIT: EPPD
EPPD Vice Unit arrested Abraham Rahed, 36, of 137 Earle Ave., at his home, charging him with four counts of possession of Schedule I/II drugs with intent to deliver. CREDIT: EPPD
The following information was provided by the East Providence Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.

Last Wednesday, the EPPD Vice Unit arrested Abraham Rahed, 36, of 137 Earle Ave., at his home, seizing 89.93 grams of cocaine, $37,495 in cash and several Oxycodone, Adderall and Vicodin Pills.

Rahed was arraigned in Sixth District Court Jan. 23 on four counts of possessing/manufacturing controlled substances (Schedule I/II) with intent to deliver, according to a release from the East Providence Police Department. He is scheduled to appear in court on the charges April 24.

Rahed and his home had been the target of an ongoing narcotic investigation for the past several months, after the Vice Unit was alerted to suspicious activity at the address from within the community, said Sgt. Diogo R. Mello, vice unit supervisor. "We received complaints from various individuals in the neighborhood," Mello said.

Detectives determined Rahed was distributing "moderate" amounts of cocaine and prescription pills in the city during that time.

According to the release, surveillance teams observed moderate amounts of vehicle and foot traffic at the home. Mello said they bolstered their case with informants. Armed with that information, investigators applied for and received a warrant to search the home.

At 4:15 p.m. Jan. 22, Rahed and another man, later identified as Walter Repoza, 48, of 22 Willet Ave., Riverside, left the home in a vehicle and were pulled over by officers. 

When informed that the police had a search warrant for his house, Rahed reportedly dropped his head and began to sob. When asked if he had anything in the vehicle, Rahed said he had some “percs and weed.”

Investigators seized a small amount of marijuana and several Percocet pills from the vehicles' visor. Repoza was taken into custody on two outstanding Superior Court bench warrants for breaking and entering.

Rahed was transported to his home, where investigators made contact with his wife and children, then secured and searched the house.

Altogether, police found and seized 170 Oxycodone 30mg pills (worth about $5,100), 96 Adderall pills and 46 Vicodin pills, along with the cocaine and cash.

The cash will turned over to the RI Attorney General Peter Kilmartin's office, where it will be considered for asset forfeiture. 
Just the Facts January 29, 2014 at 04:19 PM
No "e" on Earl ave Rob.
my world February 02, 2014 at 08:22 PM
so he had a discount drug store. and look at it this way the attourney general will get 37.495 dollors they did not have before so lets face it crime is part of the economy I think everyone would like to know where that forfeiture money ends up ! new basketball court recreation center maybe.


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