Bristol police raid Davis Drive home, find drugs; two charged

Published on Wednesday, 19 April 2017 22:43


BRISTOL - A Davis Drive woman was arrested Tuesday after police raided her apartment and found heroin and cocaine.

Jolene Pagano, 32, was the target of an investigation conducted by the police department’s Narcotics Enforcement Team. While under police surveillance, she allegedly has been observed selling heroin, cocaine and Fentanyl, officials said during her arraignment Wednesday in Bristol Superior Court.

According to the police report, police raided Pagano’s apartment shortly after 7 p.m. and found a number of individuals inside. During the search, officers reported finding 5.1 grams of crack cocaine, two tablets of Lyrica - which is used to treat nerve and muscle pain - three tablets of Cyclobenzaprine - a muscle relaxer - four bags of heroin, $142, a digital scale and two cell phones.

Pagano has been charged with possession of narcotics, possession with intent to sell, possession with intent to sell within 1,500 feet of a housing complex, possession of drug paraphernalia, four counts each of sale of narcotics and distribution of a controlled substance within 1,500 feet of a prohibited place.

Chanel Rogers, 36, of 101 Vance Drive, who was also in the apartment, was charged with illegal possession of narcotics. She was released on a $1,000 non-surety and given a court date of May 1.

During Pagano’s arraignment Wednesday, court officials said she does not have any convictions on her record. She does, however, have three cases pending in which she has been enrolled in a first-time offender program. In those cases, she is facing charges of possession of a controlled substance, breach of peace, criminal mischief, failure to respond to an infraction and two counts of failure to appear in court.

The arrest warrants in the investigation into Pagano, of 207 Davis Drive, have been ordered sealed. Ronald Dearstyne, state prosecutor, said he will be seeking a “lengthy” prison sentence.

Pagano, who is being held on $450,000 bond, is due back in court on May 31. She has not entered a plea.

Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol, General News on Wednesday, 19 April 2017 22:43. Updated: Wednesday, 19 April 2017 22:45.