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Westerly woman, roommate held on heroin charges


WAKEFIELD — A 26-year-old Westerly woman who had previously had felony drug charges dismissed found herself again in 4th Division District Court on Friday facing the similar charges, this time with her roommate.

Charged and arraigned before Judge Madeline Quirk were Jennifer K. Prezioso, 27, and Bruce M. Howe, 29, of 65 High St., Apt. 11.

Prezioso was charged with three counts of manufacture/possession and delivery of heroin and two charges of controlled substance conspiracy. Howe was charged with two counts of manufacturing/possession/delivery of heroin, two counts of controlled substance conspiracy and on a bench warrant issued from 4th Division District Court.

The arrests, according to Westerly police, were the result of a several-week narcotics-distribution investigation into the alleged delivery of heroin and conspiracy to violate the controlled-substance act.

Police said Howe was taken into custody at his place of work without incident. Prezioso, according to a report released by Westerly Police Chief Edward A. St. Clair, was arrested at the pair’s apartment. Police said along with heroin, uncapped needles, and drug paraphernalia were seized.

Police said they seized a quantity of heroin in the house and also through controlled buys involving undercover work by the police department.

Howe found himself in trouble at the courthouse in January when he was scheduled to appear in court on a routine matter and caused an incident while going through the entry scanning device.

In the January incident, Howe was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, first offense, refusal to submit to a chemical test to determine intoxication and driving with a suspended license.

Witnesses said when Howe went through the scanner and placed his items in the plastic containers provided to visitors, he made a grab to retrieve something and a tug-of-war with the sheriff ensued, bringing more law enforcement personnel from the courtrooms. It was not known what Howe was trying to hide.

He was handcuffed and brought to a holding cell and faced additional charges related to that incident.



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