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Cops say dad took son, 9, to drug buy

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Police said Christopher Robertson brought his 9-year-old son with him during a drug buy in Woonsocket.

WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WPRI) - Three people are facing drug charges, including a Woonsocket man police say brought his 9-year-old son on a drug buy with him.
Police said officers were monitoring the parking lot of a Manville Rd. convenience store when they saw Christopher Robertson, 32, pull up. They said Robertson and a small boy got out of the car, used a pay phone and left.
Officers then followed Robertson's car to the Walgreen's on Clinton St., where they said they witnessed a drug transaction.
Police said they arrested Robertson after they found one bag of marijuana in his possession. Robertson's son witnessed the whole thing.
"Yes, he understood exactly what was happening. It was quite apparent he was a smart boy," said Lt. Eugene Gillette of the Woonsocket Police Department.
Officers also arrested Charles Dasent, 30, of Woonsocket, and charged him with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver. Dasent's passenger, Johy Bryant, 35, was charged with possession.
Robertson's son is now in the custody of his mother.
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