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Gansett Police Make Felony Rx Arrest

According to police, Nicholas J. Maguire, 24, was charged with felony drug possession – prescription pills – following a traffic stop.

Unless otherwise noted, information about the following incidents was supplied by the Narragansett Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.

Nicholas J. Maguire, 24, of 20 Camelia Drive, Cranston, was arrested at about 2:07 p.m. on May 18 and charged with possession of a schedule IV narcotic, which is a felony.

According to police, an officer monitoring traffic saw Maguire and a passenger pass by his location on Burnside Avenue while not wearing seatbelts. A traffic stop was made on Point Judith Road near Green Kinyon Driftway.

Police said that during the stop, Maguire appeared nervous, and fidgeted with something in his car near the front passenger when the officer was in his patrol car.

When asked if there were any drugs in the car, Maguire allegedly told police no. The passenger in the car told police that he was a drug user, but that there was nothing in the car.

Based on Maguire’s past arrest history and his nervous behavior, and the background of the passenger, police searched the car. According to police, there were several Clonazepams in a small bag hidden by the shifting knob of the center console.

Police arrested Maguire and charged him with felony drug possession. He was also cited for not wearing his seat belt. A felony screening date was set for June 26.

According to online records, Maguire has been arrested five times between 2006 and 2012:

  • In July 2006, Maguire pleaded no contest to Cranston police charges of domestic disorderly conduct, domestic vandalism and violating a no-contact order. Because of subsequent probation violations, he served 90 days in jail.
  • In December 2009, a Cranston police charge of domestic assault was dismissed. A no-contact order against Maguire was quashed, and then the charges were dropped.
  • In May 2011, a Cranston police charge of attempted larceny was dismissed.
  • In September 2011, Maguire pleaded no contest to Coventry police charges of drunken driving and possession of marijuana. He was ordered to surrender his license for three months, and to complete 10 hours of community service and a year of probation. In return for his plea, a charge of receiving stolen goods was dismissed.
  • In October 2011, Maguire pleaded no contest to a driving violation brought forward by Cranston police, stemming from his drunken driving arrest. Maguire was ordered to serve 20 days home confinement, and his license was suspended for an additional three months.

Unless otherwise noted, the information for this article was compiled from Narragansett police reports, which are available for review by any member of the public at their . If we’re missing a call or report you’re interested in knowing about, feel free to leave a comment or to send Local Editor Stephen Greenwell a message at Stephen.greenwell@patch.com.

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