Fall River Fentanyl Dealer Arrested With Illegal Guns
FALL RIVER — A Fall River man has been arrested in a large-scale drug bust in which authorities seized more than a kilogram of fentanyl, large amounts of cocaine, and illegal guns.
County Street resident Raymond Cash, 33, was arrested on Thursday, Sept. 8 on drug trafficking and other charges, according to the Bristol County District Attorney's Office.
Investigators from the office's state police detective unit and other law enforcement agents searched Cash's home on Thursday afternoon after they saw him making a phone call on his front porch.
Authorities allegedly found and seized over a kilo of suspected fentanyl along with cocaine, crack cocaine, pills believed to contain fentanyl, marijuana, and two handguns and ammunition.
A hydraulic drug press and other drug packaging materials were also allegedly discovered in the search, along with more than $13,000 cash.
The search came after a long-term undercover investigation from multiple departments, including the Bristol County D.A.'s office drug task force, Massachusetts State Police, and police in Newport and Middletown, Rhode Island, according to the D.A.'s office.
Cash was arraigned on Sept. 9 on charges of trafficking 200 or more grams of fentanyl, being a felon in possession of a firearm and a silencer, and resisting arrest, among other charges.
He was ordered to be held without bail after a dangerousness hearing on Monday, according to the D.A.'s office.
The defendant is due back in court for his next hearing on Oct. 5.
"This investigation and arraignment involving a large-scale drug dealer is an example of the importance of the cooperative efforts with our law enforcement partners; including Attorney General Maura Healy’s Office, with whom we’ve partnered effectively with in the past," Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn said.
"I am pleased the court found this defendant to be a danger and held him without bail for trafficking in large amounts of fentanyl and cocaine, which wreak havoc in our communities."