Fall River police arrested three, including two city residents, in two separate incidents.
On Thursday, August 16th, at approximately 11:30 p.m., Detectives of Fall River Police Departments Vice and Intelligence Unit were armed with a search warrant for Victoria Travassos, 35, and her 2014 Cadillac ATS. Lead Detective Nicholas Magan followed and stopped the vehicle in a parking lot on Mariano Bishop Blvd.
Lead Detective Magan was assisted by Detectives Steven Washington, Josh Robillard, Matthew Gauvin, Athan Parousis, Richard Aguiar, and Detective Sergeant Greg Wiley.
Upon stopping the Cadillac, occupants Travassos and driver Matthew J. Amaral, 29, were detained and the search warrant was executed. Located in the seat occupied by Amaral was a knotted baggie containing orange pills. The baggie contained 5 suspected Adderall pills and two smaller baggies contained suspected crack cocaine.
During the search of the vehicle, suspected crack cocaine was located inside the center console. Two pocketbooks, containing large sums of cash, were located on the passenger side floorboard. Located within a compartment on the dashboard were 600 blue glassine baggies containing suspected Heroin, a digital scale, and a white powdery substance suspected to be cocaine. In all 600 doses of Heroin, 9.85 grams of Cocaine, 8 grams of Crack Cocaine, and 5 Adderall pills were seized.
Amaral of 338 Tickle Road Westport and Travassos of 578 Osborn Street Fall River, were taken into custody on charges of:
Possession with intent to Distribute a Class A Substance and
Three counts of Possession with Intent to Distribute a Class B Substance.
On Friday, August 17th, at approximately 11:00 a.m., Detectives of Fall River Police Departments Vice and Intelligence Unit executed a No-Knock Search Warrant at 186 Fountain Street apartment #3 in Fall River. The target of this search warrant was 40 year old Ari Rason.
Lead Detective Magan was again assisted by Detectives Steven Washington, Josh Robillard, Matthew Gauvin, Athan Parousis, Richard Aguiar, and Detective Sergeant Greg Wiley. Detectives forced their way into apartment three and quickly located Rason in the living room area. Rason was detained and a search was performed. Detectives located a baggie containing 7.5 grams of a white powdery substance suspected to be cocaine, plastic baggies, and a digital scale.
Rason was taken into custody on charges of:
Possession with intent to Distribute a Class B Substance and
Possession of a Class B Substance