• RI man accused of trying to sell at least 2,400 Ecstasy pills


    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (MyFoxBoston.com) – A 46-year-old Providence man was arrested Friday after he allegedly delivered between 2,400 and 3,000 Ecstasy pills with an estimated street value of approximately $30,000 to a person posing as a drug dealer, authorities said.

    Christian M. Araujo, also known as Christian Sanchez, has been ordered detained in federal custody on a charge of possession with intent to distribute Ecstasy.

    According to an affidavit, in early April 2013, a person assisting DEA agents assigned to the DEA Worcester Tactical Division allegedly began discussions with Araujo for the delivery of significant quantities of Oxycodone and Ecstasy tablets.

    After at least one meeting and several telephone conversations, it is alleged that Sanchez agreed to sell a significant quantity of the pills.

    On May 16, 2013, DEA agents watched as Sanchez allegedly delivered the Ecstasy pills in a pharmacy parking lot in Pawtucket.

    Immediately after the alleged transaction was completed, DEA agents detained Sanchez and seized the pills.

    Araujo was ordered detained in federal custody following an initial appearance on Friday.

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