Dartmouth police arrest man on gun, drug charges

Dartmouth police shared this booking photo of Derrick Paine.

DARTMOUTH, Mass. (WLNE) — The Dartmouth Police Department said they arrested a man after executing a search warrant on his Fenton Street home.

Authorities said the search of 41-year-old Derrick Paine’s residence produced many felonious findings.

Members of the Southeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council S.W.A.T. team said they located the following during their search:

Dartmouth police shared this photo of the guns and drugs seized from a Fenton Street residence.

  • One 9mm semi-automatic “ghost gun”
  • One .22 caliber revolver
  • Various kinds of ammunition
  • 1,050 bags of suspected fentanyl (21 grams total)
  • 47 grams of suspected psilocybin mushrooms
  • 25 ounces of suspected marijuana
  • 20 vials of suspected steroids
  • $5,870 in cash

Paine was charged with two counts of felony possession of a firearm, possession of ammunition without a firearms identification card, trafficking of fentanyl, possession of  class C, class D, and class E drugs.

Dartmouth chief of police, Brian Levesque extended his gratitude to the detectives and officers involved in the bust, saying they helped to plausibly save the lives of countless others.

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