Dartmouth police arrest 2 for narcotics, shoplifting, driving stolen car
DARTMOUTH, Mass. (WLNE) — The Dartmouth Police Department said they arrested a man and a woman driving a stolen car on a litany of charges.
Police said on Thursday, they found a Honda Pilot that was reported stolen out of Dorchester, pulling into a Walgreens parking lot on State Road.
Authorities identified the two people in the car as 48-year-old Melvin Ward of Dorchester and 34-year-old Jessica Fernandes of Fall River.
Further investigation revealed both Ward and Fernandes were in possession of suspected fentanyl as well as stolen property from the Walgreens where they parked.
Ward and Fernandes were both arrested on the scene, police said.
Ward was charged with receiving a stolen motor vehicle, possession of a class A drug, subsequent offenses for possession of a class A drug, shoplifting (second offense), unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and charges from four other outstanding warrants in his name.
Fernandes was charged with receiving a stolen motor vehicle, possession of a class A drug and with one outstanding warrant.