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Fall River Police, FBI SWAT, Gang Task Force arrest three after drug bust



Three men were arrested on Friday after a drug bust in Fall River.

According to Captain Jay Huard, members of the Fall River Police Department Vice and Gang Unit, members from the Metro Boston Gang Task Force, and representatives from the FBI executed a search warrant at the Maple Gardens Housing Complex in the city of Fall River.

Targets of the investigation were identified as 32-year-old Jason Villalona and Timothy Morrison, 33.

The search warrant was a result of a narcotic distribution investigation involving Villalona and Morrison.

During the execution of the search warrant, three men jumped out of an apartment window where the implementation was taking place.

All three were taken into custody by FBI SWAT Team members and were identified as Villalona, Morrison and 25-year-old Justin Villalona.

A search of the apartment was conducted and 70 grams of suspected crack cocaine and $3,778.35 were seized, according to Huard.

Timothy Morrison with a listed address of “homeless”, was charged with Trafficking in Cocaine in excess of 36 grams, Conspiracy to violate the controlled substance law, and 14 Unassociated arrest warrants.

Justin Villalona with a listed address of Franklin Ave, Los Angeles CA, was charged with Possession to distribute a Class B drug and Conspiracy to violate the controlled substance law.

Jason Villalona with a listed address of Bower Street, Boston, was arrested on Trafficking in Cocaine in excess of 36 grams and Conspiracy to violate the controlled substance law charges

“The Fall River Police Department will continue to collaborate with our Federal and State partners to identify those distributing drugs in our neighborhood.”, said Police Chief Jeffrey Cardoza.

“Today’s arrests are a direct result of the hard work and dedication of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies working together to combat violent criminals who distribute dangerous drugs like crack cocaine in our communities,” said Joseph R. Bonavolonta, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Boston Division. “Peddling poison out of a public housing complex, as alleged is this case, is a threat and affront to the law abiding citizens who live there, and the FBI’s Metro Boston Gang Task Force will continue to use all of the tools at its disposal to go after those who have furthered the scourge of illegal narcotics in our neighborhoods.”

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