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Father, Son From Rhode Island Face Drug Charges

Fentanyl, Xanax, cocaine, marijuana plants and more were all found in their Warwick home

Mugshots of John Ferreira (left) and Tyler Ferreira (right).
Rhode Island State Police

A father and son from Rhode Island are facing numerous drug charges after police say they found fentanyl, cocaine, marijuana, anabolic steroids and equipment used in the manufacture and distribution of drugs during a search of their home.

John Ferreira, 61, and Tyler Ferreira, 24, both of Warwick, were freed on bond following initial court appearances, state police said Monday. They did not enter pleas. They are both due back in court in March.

The state's High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force discovered an electric pill-pressing machine at their home along with blue pills containing fentanyl, more than 100 marijuana plants, cocaine, anabolic steroids, Xanax pills, and approximately $10,000 in cash, police said.

John Ferreira was referred to the public defender's office. A message was left with Tyler Ferreira's attorney.

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