Convicted murderer arrested on gun, drug charges

Hide caption WEST WARWICK — A convicted murderer was arrested Friday on drug and gun charges, the state police said.

Jay Scholl, 54, of West Warwick, was arrested on charges of possession with intent to deliver fentanyl, cocaine, Oxycodone, Adderall, Alprazolam, morphine and OxyContin, the state police said. He was also charged with possessing a stolen firearm, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possessing a firearm while committing a controlled substance violation.

Scholl will be presented as a probation violator because of a conviction on a murder charge, the state police said. He was released from prison in September 2017. He was sentenced to 50 years in prison with 30 to serve.

According to Journal archives, Scholl was one of three people charged in the death of John Sifuentes in an attempted robbery on Manton Avenue in Providence in 1990. Sifuentes and two women were in his apartment when three men knocked on their door before 2 a.m. and ransacked the home, police had said. A scuffle broke out, and an accomplice of Scholl shot Sifuentes, police said at the time.

Early Friday morning, a little over a year after Scholl’s release from prison, the state High Intensity Drug Trafficking […]

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