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Fall River man arrested on drug trafficking and gun related charges

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Fall River Police have arrested a city man on drug trafficking and gun related charges.

According to FRPD, on April 16th at 6:15 p.m., Detectives of the Fall River Police Departments Vice and Intelligence Unit went to 904 Middle Street to execute a search warrant. The target of the search warrant was 3rd-floor resident 35 year old Hector F. Marquez Jr.

Lead Detective Joshua Robillard was assisted by Detectives Kwin Silva, Richard Aguiar, Bryan Custadio, Tryce Grant and Sergeant William Falandys.

When Detectives knocked and announced their presence, a male responded but did not open the door. Detectives breached the door to gain entry and found Marquez inside the apartment. Prior to the search, Marquez voluntarily produced two baggies of suspected cocaine from his bedroom weighing 2.2 and 2.6 grams respectively. Detectives commenced with their search and located 25 rounds of 9mm ammunition, a plastic storage bag with approximately 172 grams of suspected cocaine and a plastic bag with approximately 15.2 grams of crack cocaine in a storage room. 22 – 12 gauge shotgun rounds were found in the living room.

In all, approximately 192 grams of suspected cocaine was seized.

Marquez Jr. was taken into custody on charges of:
• Trafficking in Cocaine – over 100 grams
• Possession of Ammunition w/o an FID Card

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