A 36-year-old Fall River man has been sentenced to serve three years in state prison, Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III announced.

Tony Almond pleaded guilty Tuesday in Fall River Superior Court to indictments charging him with unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, and possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

On March 7, 2019, Fall River Police detectives executed a search warrant at the defendant’s Ford Street apartment after conducting a controlled buy, Quinn's office said. Police seized two grams of cocaine, three digital scales, and drug-cutting agents. Police also located a loaded .380 caliber pistol under the defendant's mattress. The pistol had been reported stolen from DeKalb County in Georgia.

Fall River Police

​The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Michael Cahillane and the state prison sentence was imposed by Judge William Sullivan.

"The possession of an illegal firearm while dealing drugs is a dangerous combination that contributes to the violence and drug addiction in our communities," D.A. Quinn said in a statement. 

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