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Cranston Man arrested on firearm and drug charges appeared before a judge today


(MM) NEW AT FIVE THIRTY TONIGHT… POLICE ARREST A CRANSTON MAN — ON MULTIPLE FIREARMS AND DRUG CHARGES. (KS) THEY TOOK HIM INTO CUSTODY LAST NIGHT AFTER AN INVESTIGATION… EYEWITNESS NEWS REPORTER ABBIE BURKE IS LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM WITH THE STORY NEW AT FIVE THIRTY. (AB) THE 25 YEAR OLD APPEARED BEFORE A JUDGE TODAY AFTER HE WAS ARRESTED LAST NIGHT ON FIREARM AND NARCOTICS CHARGES. 25 YEAR OLD DEREK PLOMARITIS WAS ARRAIGNED IN COURT TODAY AFTER POLICE RAIDED HIS HOME LAST NIGHT. EYEWITNESS NEWS CAMERAS WERE ROLLING AS INVESTIGATORS WITH THE CRANSTON POLICE.. AND THE BUREAU OF ALCOHOL TOBACCO FIREARMS AND EXPLOSIVES CONDUCTED AN INVESTIGATION INSIDE HIS HOME ON GROVE AVENUE. POLICE SAID BOTH GUNS AND DRUGS WERE FOUND IN THE HOME.. LEADING TO PLOMARITIS’ ARREST FOR POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA WITH INTENT TO DELIVER.. CARRYING A FIREARM WITHOUT A LICENSE.. POSSESSION OF A FIREARM WHILE COMMITTING A CRIME OF VIOLENCE.. POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA OVER ONE OUNCE.. AND RECKLESS DRIVING. IN COURT TODAY PLOMARITIS WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO A FULL BAIL HEARING.. ACCEPTING THE 50 THOUSAND DOLLAR BAIL WITH SURETY THE JUDGE GAVE HIM. POLICE SAID THERE ARE NO OTHER SUSPECTS AT LARGE.. AND NO CURRENT THREAT TO PUBLIC SAFETY. (AB) THE INVESTIGATION IS ONGOING… AND PLOMARITIS’ ATTORNEY SAID HE PLANNED TO POST BAIL THIS AFTERNOON AND BE OUT OF CUSTODY BY THIS EVENING. AB EWN

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