Two arrested in Fall River drug bust

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FALL RIVER, Mass. (WLNE)- The Fall River Police Department arrested two men after finding a gun as well as multiple illegal drugs during a search.

Detectives executed a search warrant as part of a drug investigation at a home on Buffinton St. in Fall River at around noon on Friday.

During the search detectives found an illegal handgun, belonging to 27-year-old David Verdieu, who didn’t have a license to own have the weapon.


Verdieu was charged with the following:

  • Firearm without FID Card
  • Possession of ammunition without FID Card
  • Possession of a firearm violation with one prior violent/drug crime

Detectives also found multiple illegal substances belonging to 37-year-old Kirk Howe. The drugs included crack cocaine, fentanyl, clonazepam, alprazolam, and gabapentin.

Howe is being charged with the following:

  • Possession with intent to distribute Class A drug
  • Possession with intent to distribute Class B drug
  • Possession of a Class C drug
  • Two charges of possession of a Class E drug
  • License suspended/revoked, operating a motor vehicle without a license


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