A Warwick man was sentenced to nine years in federal prison on drug trafficking charges.
Fifty-five-year-old Jose Manuel Rosario Mella was arrested in 2020 by Rhode Island DEA agents.
He was found in possession of a kilogram of heroin, a loaded firearm, cash, and packing materials.
Officers found a sophisticated operation, with evidence hidden in his home, and his car, including inside the car seat used by his five-year-old child.
Rosario Mella pleaded guilty in January to possession with intent to distribute and a charge of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.
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