A Fall River man was sentenced to five to seven years in state prison following his conviction on drug distribution and illegal firearm charges.

Gregg Miliote, the Director of Communications for the Bristol County District Attorney's Office, says that 25-year-old Shawn Rose submitted an "unagreed plea" last week in Fall River Superior Court to charges of possession with intent to distribute heroin, illegal possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition.

A search warrant was executed at Rose's home on April 13, 2015.

Miliote says that during the search an officer observed Rose, who was in his bedroom, remove a silver, shiny object from his waistband and drop it out the window.

An officer then recovered a .32 caliber revolver outside of the window.

A further search of the bedroom uncovered 150 bags of heroin, an additional 5 bags of heroin in the defendant’s nightstand, two full boxes of unused glassine bags, and four rounds of ammunition.

Miliote says Rose was previously sentenced to serve three years in state prison following a conviction of armed robbery and armed assault to rob for being a driver for a friend who committed two robberies with a gun.

"This is a repeat felon, who is found to be dealing heroin while possessing an illegal firearm. His record, in my view, warranted a longer period of incarceration in this case," said Thomas M. Quinn III "these are the types of defendants who continue to reek havoc in our communities and must be punished accordingly."

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