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Milford police detectives use community tips to make drug arrest

 On April 2, 2024, members of the Milford Police Detective Bureau conducted surveillance in the area of upper Congress Street, in response to several community information tips received via the Milford Police Tip Line and citizen interaction. 

At approximately 6 p.m., detectives observed a hand-to-hand transaction involving a grey Nissan Juke with Rhode Island registration tags. Following the observation, detectives enacted a motor vehicle stop and investigation of the vehicle. The operator, Samaris Rivera Pena, 23, of Providence, Rhode Island, freely provided the location of drugs in the vehicle. 

Regarding the arrest, Sgt. Kevin O’Loughlin said, “The catalyst, and ultimately the outcome, of this investigation can be directly attributed to the information we received from our community. We can’t encourage our community enough to continue telling us what they see.” 

Pena was arrested and charged with the following: 

- Drug, possess Class A

- Drug, possess with intent to distribute Class A

- License suspended, operate motor vehicle with

If you have any information involving illegal activity, please contact the Milford Police by calling the Confidential Tip Line 508-473-3800 or emailing [email protected]