Westport Man and Fall River Woman Arrested on Drug Charges
FALL RIVER — On Thursday at approximately 11:30 p.m., detectives from the Fall River Police Departments Vice and Intelligence Unit were armed with a search warrant for Victoria Travassos, 35, of Osborn Street Fall River, and her 2014 Cadillac ATS. A detective followed and stopped the vehicle in a parking on Mariano Bishop Boulevard.
Upon stopping the Cadillac, occupants Travassos and driver Matthew J. Amaral, 29,of Tickle Road, Westport, were detained and the search warrant executed. Located in the seat occupied by Amaral was a knotted baggie containing orange pills. This baggie contained five suspected Adderall pills, and two smaller baggies containing suspected crack cocaine.
During the search of the vehicle, suspected crack cocaine was located inside the center console. Two pocketbooks, containing large sums of cash, were located on the passenger side floorboard. Located within a compartment on the dashboard were 600 blue glassine baggies containing suspected heroin, a digital scale, and a white powdery substance suspected to be cocaine.
In all, 600 doses of heroin, 9.85 grams of cocaine, eight grams of crack cocaine, and five Adderall pills were seized.
Amaral and Travassos were taken into custody and charges with possession with intent to distribute a Class A substance, and three counts of possession with intent to distribute a Class B substance.
Fall River Police Department