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    Drug probe nets 16 arrests in R.I.

    A six-month undercover investigation into street-level drug dealing in Newport has led to the arrest of 16 people. Newport police announced the arrests Friday. The investigation was carried out by local narcotics officers and agents from the federal Drug Enforcement Agency. Those arrested are suspected of being involved in the dealing of crack cocaine, powder cocaine, and prescription drugs. Most of those arrested are residents of Newport, though some are residents of Middletown or Providence.