Man charged with delivering heroin, cocaine to Portsmouth

Posted 11/19/19

PORTSMOUTH — A Smithfield man faces numerous drug charges following his arrest on Monday, Nov. 18.

Portsmouth Police arrested Orlando Rodriguez and charged him with possession of …

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Man charged with delivering heroin, cocaine to Portsmouth

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PORTSMOUTH — A Smithfield man faces numerous drug charges following his arrest on Monday, Nov. 18.

Portsmouth Police arrested Orlando Rodriguez and charged him with possession of Schedule I-V narcotics and possession of Schedule I-V narcotics with intent to deliver. 

“Information was received that Rodriguez was delivering quantities of heroin and crack cocaine to the Portsmouth area,” Detective Lt. John Cahoon stated in a press release. “At the time of his arrest, Rodriguez was in possession of 11.5 grams of suspected heroin and 1 gram of suspected crack cocaine.”

Mr. Rodriguez was set to be arraigned in 2nd Division District Court on Tuesday, Nov. 19, he said.

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