Tiverton Woman Arrested for Major Fentanyl Trafficking Scheme
DARTMOUTH — A Tiverton woman has been arrested for trafficking fentanyl in across the SouthCoast.
Dartmouth Police say a multi-jurisdictional investigation led to the arrest of 36-year-old Veronica Reading, of Tiverton, Rhode Island.
Police arrested Reading while she was conducting a drug deal in Fall River. During a subsequent search of her vehicle, police seized 270 glassine bags containing suspected Fentanyl, as well as $1,357 in cash.
Following her arrest, police executed a search warrant at Reading’s home, located on Mill Street in Tiverton. As a result of the search, they located 7,011 glassine bags containing suspected Fentanyl with a street value of approximately $25,000, as well as $152,720 in cash.
The investigation was led by Dartmouth Police Detective Derek Sousa.
In addition to the Dartmouth Police Department, the investigation included members of the Massachusetts State Police, Bristol County Sheriff’s Department, Fall River Police Department, and the Tiverton Police Department.