Fall River police seize nearly $80,000 during drug bust

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FALL RIVER, Mass. (WLNE)- The Fall River Police Department seized nearly $80,000 during a drug bust on Friday.

Investigators obtained and executed a search warrant for the apartment of 52-year-old William Lagrant.

William Lagrant

Officials found 1,357 grams of marijuana, 37 chocolate bars that contained psychedelic mushrooms, 151 grams of fentanyl, a pair of suspected oxycodone pills, and $2,203.25 during the search of the apartment.

A storage container, also belonging to Lagrant, was searched as well.

During the search of the container, investigators found 8,319 grams of marijuana, a Smith and Wesson .40 caliber handgun, ammunition, two loaded 14 round magazines, and $77,572.

Police later learned that the handgun had been reported stolen in Pennsylvania.

Lagrant was charged with the following offenses:

  • Possession to Distribute a Class D Drug
  • Possession of a Class B Drug
  • Trafficking in 100 Grams or more of Heroin/Morphine/Opium
  • Failure to Register as a Sex Offender
  • Possession to Distribute a Class C Drug]
  • Possession of a Large Capacity Firearm
  • Possession of Ammunition Without an FID Card
  • Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device
  • Possession to Distribute a Class D Drug
  • Receiving Stolen Property Under $1200
  • Firearm Violation with 3 Prior Violent or Drug Crimes


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