Police Arrest Father, 2 Sons In Adirondack Drug Raid
Robert Campellone and sons Robert and Kyle were arrested Friday morning following a long investigation and neighbor complaints.
After months of surveillance, intelligence gathering and repeated complaints by residents about speeding cars and suspicious behavior, EG police and DEA officials raided the house at 236 Adirondack Drive Friday morning, arresting three and confiscating marijuana and cash.
Robert Campellone, 57, was arrested for creating a narcotics nuisance. Robert (Rob) Campellone, 23, and Kyle Campellone, 22, were both charged with possession with intent to deliver. They will be held at the Adult Correctional Institutions pending arraignment Monday, police said.
Sharon Campellone, wife of Robert, was also at home at the time of the raid but was not arrested.
“This has been going on for months and months,” said EG Police Chief Tom Coyle Friday morning after the arrests. “It all came together this week. We had a search warrant for the property signed by a judge last night.”
Coyle said 20 officers participated in the raid, which took place around 9 a.m. Federal Drug Enforcement Agency officers were on hand as well as Newport police Lt. Mike Naylor, who works with the DEA, Coyle said.
“He was very instrumental,” Coyle said about Naylor.
The senior Robert Campellone faces previous felony charges related to a traffic stop in Warwick on Aug. 4, 2011, in which state troopers arrested him for possessing cocaine and driving while possessing cocaine.
It is unknown if any of the Campellone men arrested have licenses to grow medical marijuana.
An earlier report of a syringe found on Adirondack earlier this week by children was confirmed by Chief Coyle, but there’s no connection between that incident and today’s arrests.
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