Rhode Island man pleads guilty to federal drug, gun charges

Federal courthouse in Providence. Photo by Steve Klamkin WPRO News

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – A member of a Rhode Island street gang known for flashing drugs, firearms, and gang signs on social media pleaded guilty Tuesday to drug and gun charges.

Federal prosecutors say 20-year-old Elton Andrade, a member of the Central Falls-based Money Team gang, pleaded guilty Tuesday to possession with intent to distribute 28 grams or more of cocaine base and possession of a stolen firearm.

His arrest in February 2018 stemmed from a court-authorized search of a Central Falls home where authorities seized two guns reported stolen and cocaine from Andrade’s bedroom.

He faces sentencing May 18.