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Too dark window tint leads to arrest of Fall River man on handful of charges



A Trooper’s alert observation of a car with window tint that was too dark, and which had no inspection sticker, led to the arrest of a Fall River man on drug charges early on the morning of July 4.

According to Massachusetts State Police, just after 4:15 a.m., Trooper Austin Rose was on patrol on Westgate Drive in Brockton when he saw a 2006 Infiniti G35 in a parking lot. The car had no inspection sticker and had very dark window tint. When the car left the parking lot, Trooper Rose conducted a motor vehicle stop. He was backed up by Trooper Paul Oliveria.

Upon investigation, Trooper Rose determined the Infiniti had a window tint at a level illegal in Massachusetts (under Massachusetts law, tinted windows must allow at least 35 percent of light to pass through the window; the level of tint in the Infiniti was well below that). Trooper Rose smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and observed a knife clipped to the male driver’s waistband. He ordered the driver, 24-year-old Marcus Davis of Fall River, and his 21-year-old female passenger from the vehicle.

Trooper Oliveria then observed a scale and numerous plastic baggies, items consistent with narcotics distribution, in the car’s center console. The Troopers searched the vehicle and located a bag of marijuana; a fanny pack with a large amount of cash later determined to be greater than $4,000 and two bags, one containing suspected fentanyl, the other containing suspected cocaine; two bags containing pills believed to be MDMA (ecstasy); a container of a substance labeled THC wax; and a box containing credit cards in a different person’s name.

Davis was placed under arrest on the charges of Possession of a Class A narcotic with intent to distribute, subsequent offense, Possession of a Class B narcotic with intent to distribute, subsequent offense (two counts), Possession of a Class C narcotic with intent to distribute, Possession of a Class D narcotic with intent to distribute, and Receiving stolen property.

He was also cited for having no inspection sticker and having window tint that was too dark.

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  1. Tia Maria

    July 8, 2023 at 10:46 am

    Good job done!! Very observing police officer! Get all these crooks out of the street!!

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