Drug trade in Smithfield is prompting added police detective

Drug trade in Smithfield is prompting added police detective

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MITHFIELD - Police Chief Richard St. Sauveur Jr. says that his request for an additional detective in the coming year's municipal budget is tied directly to a thriving illicit drug trade in the community.

Town Manager Dennis Finlay, who in recent years has recommended level-funded budgets with no new positions, said last week that he endorses the police expansion because St. Sauveur made a compelling case for it.


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