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Westerly residents arrested for stealing shrimp
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WESTERLY, R.I. Here's one way to feed a drug habit: Steal a bunch of shrimp and try to sell it to local restaurants.

That's what four Westerly residents stand accused of doing.

It all started when police responded to an alarm that went off at a market in Stonington, CT earlier this week. They discovered several cases of shrimp, about 60 pounds in all, were missing. The investigation eventually led to the Blue Star motel, where two of the alleged thieves were staying.

Police found some heroin in the room.

Investigators say the group was trying to sell the shrimp to area restaurants. It didn't appear any was bought.

The individuals face various felony charges, including burglary, criminal mischief, larceny and drug possession.
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