State police detectives assigned to District Attorney Sam Sutter's Office Wednesday executed two search warrants, seized around 1,500 bags of heroin ready for street sale and arrested two Fall River residents on various drug-related felonies.
Sutter announced in a press release that the arrests mark the end of a two-month long investigation into a heroin trafficking and Psilocyobin manufacturating and cultivation operation in Fall River.
The investigation, which was led by State Trooper Paul Baker, resulted in the arrests of John Suart, 26, and Brittany Pacheco, 24, both of 552 Maple St., Apt. 2R, Fall River. They are both charged with trafficking heroin, conspiracy to violate the drug laws, possession with intent to distribute a Class C drug, manufacturing and cultivating a Class C drug and possession of a Class C drug.
Baker, other detectives from the state police unit assigned to Sutter's office and Fall River Police stopped Suart's 2001 Audi on Pleasant Street late Wednesday morning. Detectives found approximately 90 bags of heroin on his person and in the vehicle. After placing Suart under arrest, Baker and the other investigators then executed the search warrant at the Maple Street apartment.
Inside the apartment, investigators found an additional 1,400 bags of heroin packaged for street sale, about five ounces of Psilocybin (magic mushrooms), a Psilocybin growing operation, Valium pills and various pieces of drug paraphernalia. Pacheco was arrested without incident at the apartment, according to the press release.
The Massachusetts State Police H-Troop Community Action Team also assisted in the investigation.
The two defendants were held in jail overnight and arraigned in Fall River District Court Thursday.
Suart is being held without bail after he had his bail revoked on a pending reckless operation of a motor vehicle case and is also being held on a probation detainer. Pacheco was ordered held on $1,000 cash bail during her arraignment Thursday.
By Staff reports
GateHouse News Service
Posted Dec 09, 2010 @ 03:23 PM
Last update Dec 09, 2010 @ 06:27 PM
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