Burrillville man charged with firearms, drugs, and domestic harassment charges

 Burrillville man charged with firearms, drugs, and domestic harassment charges
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that a Burrillville man has been charged with multiple felony counts in Providence County Superior Court stemming from a Federal and State investigation into possession of illegal firearms.

Ronald Andruchuk (age 38, P2-2022-2244AG) was charged by criminal information with two counts of possession of a ghost gun; manufacturing a ghost gun; firing in a compact area; possession of cocaine under 10 grams; possession of amphetamine over 10 grams; possession of methamphetamine under 10 grams; domestic cyberharassment; and domestic disorderly conduct.

The defendant is also facing federal charges, including possession of firearms by a prohibited person and providing false statements to purchase a firearm. His case remains pending in Federal District Court.

As alleged in the criminal information, on February 24, 2022, investigators from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) and the Pawtucket Police Department executed a federal search warrant at the defendant’s home on Tarkiln Road in Burrillville.

It is alleged that investigators seized over 200 firearms, hundreds of magazines, and thousands of rounds of various types of ammunition. Included in the firearms seized were a manufactured AR-15 ghost gun and a manufactured AR-15 lower receiver without serial numbers. Investigators also seized tools commonly used for manufacturing ghost guns.

Investigators also seized quantities of cocaine, amphetamine, and methamphetamine from the defendant’s home.

It is also alleged that the defendant sent harassing text messages to his wife.  The messages were found, following a review of his cell phone records by investigators.

Additionally, members of the Burrillville Police Department previously responded to the defendant’s home after he allegedly fired multiple bullets from his property onto a neighbor’s property.

Detective Dennis Smith of the Pawtucket Police Department; Special Agent Justin Delaney of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; Colonel Stephen J. Lynch of the Burrillville Police Department; and Assistant Attorney General Joseph McBurney of the Office of the Attorney General are leading the investigation and prosecution of the case.

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