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Fall River man arrested on multiple drug charges after fentanyl, crack, suboxone, and cash seized



A Fall River man was arrested on several drug charges Thursday morning.

According to Sergeant Moses Pereira, on Thursday, after a lengthy investigation, members of Major Crimes Division, Special
Operations Division, and the Metro Boston Gang Task Force executed a search warrant at a residence on Huard Street in Fall River. The target of the search warrant, 30-year-old Brent Couturier of Fall River was located outside the home.

The investigation was a coordinated effort lead by detectives assigned to the Vice and Intelligence Gang Unit. Working off of information that Couturier was involved in the illegal sale of narcotics.

Couturier was taken into custody without incident and a search of him resulted in the seizure of crack cocaine and oxycodone pills. A subsequent search of the home lead to the seizure of additional drugs as well as a large sum of money believed to be derived from drug sales. In total 17 grams of Fentanyl, 23 grams of crack cocaine, assorted pills, and suboxone strips were seized as a result of the search warrant. In addition, just over $74,000 in cash was confiscated.

Couturier was arrested and charged with multiple drug trafficking and possession offenses, along with possession of an electric weapon which was also in the home. Due to the nature of the charges, an additional offense under the armed career criminal act will be sought.

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