FALL RIVER — Fall River Police recently arrested three city men on drug charges.

On Wednesday, January 30, Fall River Police Vice and Intelligence detectives executed a search warrant at 258 Warren Street, targeting the resident, 57-year-old Robert Delisle. Detective Richard Aguiar was the lead detective with Detectives Gary Barboza, Paul McGuire, and Detective Sergeant Gregory Wiley assisting.

During the execution of the search warrant, detectives secured Delisle and subsequently located 17 bundles, or 850 bags, of suspected heroin in a bedroom bureau along with a large sum of cash.

Courtesy Fall River Police

Delisle was placed under arrest and charged with possession to distribute a Class A drug and distribution of a Class A drug.

On Thursday, January 31, as result of the Delisle arrest, Vice and Intelligence detectives executed a search warrant on a 2001 Buick Century owned by Delisle and its operator, 51-year-old John Raposo. Detective Aguiar was lead detective, assisted by Detectives Barboza and his K9 partner Capone, Heather Moniz, McGuire, and Sgt. Wiley.

Detectives located the vehicle operating on Broadway and with the assistance of Uniform Division Officer Alexander Aroujo stopped the vehicle at the Elite Gas Station.

During the execution of the search warrant, Detective Barboza deployed K9 Capone, who began a search of the vehicle. Capone alerted to the front seat of the Buick. Detective McGuire located a plastic bag containing bundled glassine bags with a light-colored powdery substance inside. These bags are commonly used to store heroin. Capone also alerted to a lint roller. Detective Moniz retrieved the roller and located a bundle of heroin inside the handle. A small sum of cash was also located. In all, 175 baggies of heroin were confiscated.

Courtesy Fall River Police

Raposo, with a last known address of 812 Charles Street #2, was placed under arrest and charged with possession to distribute a Class A drug, and operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license.

On Thursday, January 31, Vice and Intelligence detectives executed a search warrant at South Winds Apartments, 1 Rolling Green Drive, Apartment F; 37-year-old Miguel Saavedra was the target. Detective Barboza was lead detective, assisted by his partner K9 Capone, Detectives Aguiar, Moniz, McGuire, Sgt. Wiley and Parole Officers Brian Mgaffigan and Richard Lyons.

Parole Officer Lyons knocked on the door and identified himself as Rich. A female inside responded to wait a minute. The apartment went quiet and no one responded to the door. Fearing destruction of evidence, detectives announced “search warrant” and entered the apartment. Saavedra and a female were detained in the apartment.

During the execution of the search warrant, Capone began a search and located a baggie of “rice” stuffed under a recliner foot cushion. When questioned about the baggie of “rice,” Saavedra claimed it was “two bricks of heroin and a gram of crack.” Detective Sgt. Wiley located a small scale, and Detective Moniz located a small sum of cash in a bureau. The detectives confiscated 1.9 grams of crack cocaine and 91 baggies of heroin.

Courtesy Fall River Police

Saavedra, of that address, was placed under arrest and charged with possession to distribute a Class A drug, possession to distribute a Class B drug, and violation of community parole supervision.

--Fall River Police