Fall River Fugitive Caught on Drug Charges
FALL RIVER — A wanted Fall River fugitive has been caught and arrested after police say they found him in possession of a variety of drugs, including hundreds of grams of fentanyl and some black tar heroin.
Fall River police said 31-year-old Francisco Cunha was found at a Rockland Street apartment on Monday by Special Operations officers working with the state police violent fugitive unit.
Cunha was wanted on multiple arrest warrants for drug and vehicle offenses, and authorities arrested him without incident at the home in the 100 block of Rockland Street.
While the officers were inside his apartment, Officer Derek Pereira allegedly saw white powder on a table, according to police.
A search of the place allegedly turned up 387 grams of fentanyl, two grams of black tar heroin, more than two grams of suboxone, nine grams of methamphetamine, seven grams of crack and five grams of cocaine.
Authorities also allegedly found 61 tablets of gabapentin, an anti-seizure medication, as well as 20 tablets or partial tablets of Xanax, along with 275 rounds of various types of ammunition and $1,172 in cash.
Cunha is charged with trafficking more than 200 grams of a class A drug, possession with intent to distribute a class B drug (subsequent offense), methamphetamine and a class E drug.
He is also charged with possessing ammunition without an FID card.
Police said Cunha is being charged as an armed career criminal.