Two arrested in Providence by Rhode Island State Police

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PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island State Police made two separate arrests late last night involving charges of drug possession and violation of a no-contact order.

At 11:21 p.m., Troopers from the Lincoln Woods Barracks arrested Michael W. Minor, 59, of Cranston, following a traffic stop on Hartford Avenue in Providence.

Minor faces multiple charges, including possession of Schedule I-V controlled substances, specifically 10 grams each of Hydrocodone and Oxycodone. Additionally, he is charged with driving without a license for the fourth or subsequent offense and has a bench warrant for failing to appear at an arraignment on a similar charge.

Minor was taken to the State Police Lincoln Woods Barracks for processing and held overnight. He is set for arraignment at the Sixth Division District Court.

In a separate incident at 11:43 p.m., Troopers apprehended Schuyler B. Oppenheimer, 33, of Providence, during a motor vehicle stop on Pontiac Avenue in Cranston.

Oppenheimer was arrested on a bench warrant for failing to appear at an arraignment on a charge of violating a no-contact order in a domestic case, also originating from the Lincoln Woods Barracks.

Following his arrest, Oppenheimer was processed at the barracks and later transported to the Adult Correctional Institution – Men’s Intake Center.

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