Police seize crack, hash oil and cash after Charlestown man tried to run away from traffic stop

Police seize crack, hash oil and cash after Charlestown man tried to run away from traffic stop



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RICHMOND — A Charlestown man is facing drug and obstruction charges after police said he tried to run away from officers after a traffic stop for speeding. The police searched him and found crack cocaine, hash oil and more than $2,700 in cash.

Colton J. Main, 26, of 131 Old Shannock Road in Charlestown, was arrested on Feb. 22 and was arraigned in Fourth Division District Court the next day on charges of possession of crack cocaine and hash oil, obstruction of justice, and resisting arrest.

According to Rhode Island judicial records, Main’s latest arrest was a violation of the terms of his release in connection with a May 2017 drug arrest in Pawtucket. He was ordered held without bond.

Richmond police said Wednesday that Main was stopped for speeding on Shannock Village Road last Thursday around 5 p.m. A police report said that when Sgt. William Litterio asked him to get out of the car, Main pushed at the sergeant and began running from the car. Litterio tackled him and, with assistance from Cpl. Daniel Kelley and Charlestown officers Pat Majeika and William Campbell, Main was taken into custody.

During their search, the police said they discovered a small amount of crack cocaine, a personal-use amount of hash oil, and more than $2,700 in cash in his pockets. The drugs and cash were seized as evidence.

Richmond Police Chief Elwood M. Johnson Jr. praised his officers and thanked the Charlestown police for their immediate assistance. The Charlestown officers were working near the town line, just a short distance from the scene, at the time of the incident.

jvallee@thewesterlysun.com


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