New Bedford man facing multiple drug, firearm charges


FALL RIVER, Mass. (WLNE) – A New Bedford man was arrested on Monday and is now facing several drug and firearm charges.

Fall River police said they arrested 28-year-old Alex Javier Castillo after executing a search warrant at his home on Phillips Road in New Bedford.

Lt. Jay Huard said officers seized the following:

  • Seven pounds of marijuana
  • $280 US currency
  • A Springfield Armory XDS-9 9mm firearm
  • Seventeen rounds of 9mm ammunition
  • Two 9mm magazines


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Photo Courtesy of Fall River Police Department

Huard said Castillo is facing the following charges:

  1. Drug, possess to distribute Class D
  2. Ammunition without FID card
  3. Firearm without FID card
  4. Firearm violation with 3 prior violent/drug crimes

Fall River Police said members of the Fall River Vice/Gang Unit, their Major Crimes Division, Metro Boston Gang Task Force, Massachusetts State Police, and the New Bedford Police Department took part in the search.

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