Fall River Man Flees Accident, Arrested on Drug Charges
WEST BRIDGEWATER — Massachusetts State Police have arrested a Fall River man after they responded to a single-vehicle crash earlier this week.
State Police troopers responded to reports of a single-car crash at approximately 11 p.m. on Monday on Route 24 southbound just prior to Exit 15 in West Bridgewater. When they arrived at the scene, they found the driver of the involved car, Anthony Viverito, 20, of Fall River, seated in the vehicle of a Good Samaritan. Police observed Viverito clutching a black bag very tightly.
State Police asked Viverito to step out of the car so that the Good Samaritan could leave. Viverito exited the vehicle and showed signs of being very nervous.
As Viverito was being escorted to a cruiser so troopers could conduct an investigation into the crash, Viverito allegedly fled from police and into the woods, dropping his black bag. State Police picked up the bag and searched it, revealing over two ounces of marijuana packaged for resale, a bag of hallucinogenic mushrooms, and a pill bottle containing 17 Xanax pills.
State Police, assisted by a K-9 Unit, were able to locate Viverito at around 1 a.m. as he remained hiding in the woods. A search of the immediate area near Viverito revealed that a small bag of suspected Fentanyl that police believe he had hidden in a tree.
Viverito was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute a Class A substance, possession with intent to distribute a Class C substance (two counts), and possession with intent to distribute a Class D substance.
He was held on $500 bail on Monday night and was arraigned in Brockton District Court on Tuesday.