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Reported Gun on Post Road Ends with Arrest for Adderall Possession

The Warwick Police Department is located at 99 Veterans Memorial Drive.
The Warwick Police Department is located at 99 Veterans Memorial Drive.
The Warwick Police Department is located at 99 Veterans Memorial Drive.

WARWICK, RI — Officer Thomas Greene was called to 1258 Post Road July 11 at 6:30 p.m. for a report of a man in a red bandanna holding a hand gun behind his back, stopping the white 2015 Dodge Dart he got into  and arresting the driver for possession of two Adderall pills.

The gun, found under the driver’s seat, was actually a BB gun.

Greene found a man matching the description walking from Buckland Avenue to Sand Pond Road, and watched as he got into the rear passenger’s door of the Dodge, parked in a lot across the street from United Ink Tattoos, 1250 Post Road, near the intersection of Sand Pond Road, according to the officer’s report.

The rear passenger door was not quite closed when the driver put the car in reverse and attempted to back up, but Greene used his emergency lights to signal the driver to stop, halting the car’s exit.

Greene approached the car and kept an eye on the hands of the people inside as two other officers arrived to assist. The officers asked the three people in the car to step out and searched them, identifying the driver as Nicholas Travassos, 23, of 163 Sand Pond Road, Apt. 2, Warwick.

The man with the red bandanna was identified as a 27-year-old Johnston man and a second passenger was identified as a 24-year-old Warwick man. Neither were found to be carrying a weapon or contraband on their persons, according to Greene’s report.

A search of the car turned up two orange, oval shaped pills identified as amphetamines, Adderall, in the driver’s side panel, and a small, black BB gun resembling a 1911 pistol was found under the driver’s seat.

Travassos admitted the pills weren’t his and that he didn’t have a prescription for the drugs, according to the officer’s report.

Greene arrested Travassos and transported him to Warwick Police Headquarters, 99 Veterans Memorial Drive, where he was processed and held for the next court session.

Travassos’ car was left in the possession of his father.

Rob Borkowski
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