Barber Accused of Selling Heroin Out of His Shop

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A Rhode Island barber is heading to court to face charges that he was selling heroin out of his shop. 

Authorities say 39-year-old Jesse Rego is scheduled to arraigned Wednesday in Newport District Court on a charge of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. 

Tiverton police executing a search warrant at the Upper Cuts Barber Shoppe on Tuesday say they found 170 bags of heroin and $571 in cash. 

Rego, of Tiverton, is the owner of the shop and is licensed as an apprentice barber according to the Rhode Island Department of Health. 

It could not immediately be determined if he has a lawyer.

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