Police Seize $40K in Fall River Marijuana Bust
State, local and federal law enforcement agents raided a Fall River apartment Friday morning and say they found a gun, nearly $40,000 in cash, and 5.7 pounds of marijuana. Kevin Nunes, 20, of 224 Kennedy St. was placed under arrest.
At around 7:10 a.m., officers executed a search warrant at 224 Kennedy St. and found two shoe boxes containing nearly $40,000. Police seized five vacuum-sealed bags containing a pound of marijuana each, a plastic bag containing 8.2 ounces of marijuana, 30 retail-ready packages containing 3.5 ounces, drug paraphernalia, and items including white ski masks.
In all, police say they seized 5.7 pounds of cannabis. As for weaponry, police say they found a black .22 revolver wrapped in a white t-shirt inside a purple shoe box, a black stun gun inside a baby carriage, and multiple rounds of ammunition.
Currency in the amount of $39,782 was seized as proceeds of illegal drug sales, logged in as evidence, and held for a subsequent forfeiture proceeding, according to a media release from Fall River Police Lt. Jay D. Huard.
Nunes is charged with possession to distribute marijuana,, unlawful possession of a stun gun, possession of a non-large-capacity firearm in a home, and two counts of ammunition possession without an FID card, the media release said.
Fall River gang and vice detectives, the Southeastern Massachusetts FBI Gang Task Force, members of the Massachusetts State Police Gang Unit, the Southeastern Massachusetts Gang Task Force, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives assisted in the investigation, according to the Fall River Police Department.