Fall River Man Charged With Cocaine Trafficking
The Fall River Police Department Vice and Intelligence Unit on Friday found drugs, guns, and cash at a Fall River Housing Authority apartment and arrested 25-year-old Jeriane Roman.
Police executed a search warrant at 220 Johnson St., Apt. 56C and found $2,001 in cash and 38 oxycodone pills on Roman's person, the department said in a media release. In the kitchen, police found a ziplock bag containing 252 grams of suspected cocaine and a smaller bag with 1.9 grams of suspected cocaine. Detectives found a white powder cutting agent, 4 boxes of sandwich bags, two digital scales and a box of baking soda, items commonly used in the packaging, distribution and sale of cocaine, police said.
A search of Roman’s bedroom yielded $62,743.00 cash and two guns — a SCCY CPX-2 9mm handgun loaded with 9 rounds of ammunition, and a Polymer 80 INC 9mm handgun loaded with 15 rounds. Additionally, a money counting machine was found, police said.
Roman was charged with trafficking in cocaine over 200 grams, possession of a Class B controlled substance, unlawful possession of a large capacity firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition without an FID, and unlawful possession of a large capacity feeding device.
Fall River Police Lieutenant Greg Wiley led the investigation, assisted by detectives Gary Barboza, Kwin Silva, Richard Aguiar, Edmond Desmarais, Heather Moniz, and Matthew Mendes. Housing Officers Jonathan Ferreria and Eric Bettencourt also assisted, the police department said.