Fall River man facing drug trafficking and gun charges

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FALL RIVER, Mass. (WLNE) -A 25-year-old man was arrested and charged after the Fall River Police Department Vice and Intelligence Unit conducted a search of his Johnston Street apartment on Friday.

Police say the subject of the search warrant was Jeriane Roman of Fall River.  Upon arrival, they found $2,001 and 38 oxycodone pills when searching Roman.

Detectives conducted a search of Roman’s apartment where they found a ziplock bag containing 252 grams of cocaine, a smaller bag with 1.9 grams of cocaine, a bag of white powder (cutting agent), four boxes of sandwich bags, two digital scales and a box of baking soda.

Police say that all of these items are commonly used in the packaging and distribution of cocaine.

After searching Roman’s bedroom, detectives found $62,743, a SCCY CPX-2 9mm handgun loaded with 9 rounds of ammunition, a Polymer 80 INC 9mm handgun with 15 rounds of ammunition, and a money counting machine.

Jeriane Roman was placed under arrest and charged with the following:

  • Trafficking cocaine over 200 grams
  • Possession of a Class B controlled substance
  • Unlawful possession of a firearm without an FID card
  • Unlawful possession of a large capacity firearm
  • Unlawful possession of ammunition without an FID card
  • Unlawful possession of a large capacity feeding device

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