Attorney Powderly will be representing a Fall River man charged with a number of criminal offenses stemming from a recent police raid. Police sought and obtained a “no-knock” search warrant for a Fall River residence. Upon execution of the warrant, the police allege the defendant was present and in possession of 5 ounces of marijuana packaged in approximately 100 small bags, a digital scale, cash, a .38 caliber Smith and Wesson revolver and ammunition for a 9mm pistol, .38 revolver and .357 revolver. The police raid and arrest was reported in the Fall River Herald. in the below listed article.
By Kevin P. O’Connor
Herald News Staff Writer
Posted Mar 28, 2012 @ 10:40 PM
FALL RIVER- A loaded pistol and a store of marijuana were seized during a raid at the home of Dehjoryon Soe, 34, 680 N. Main St., according to police. Detectives with the Vice and Intelligence Unit served a search warrant at the home at 7:30 p.m. on Monday. â€œThey had a no-knock warrant for the address,â€ said Police Lt. Roger LaFleur, a department spokesman. â€œWhen they entered the apartment, an adult female and her children were in the first room.
â€œThey went in and Detective Robert Jacob reports he saw the suspect in a back room, throwing a handgun into a closet.â€
Soe was arrested without incident, police report. Detectives allege they found a loaded .38 caliber Smith and Wesson revolver in the closet. A stash of 133 grams of marijuana â€” almost five ounces â€” was found packaged in about 100 small bags, police allege. Police also report they seized a digital scale, cash and ammunition for a 9 mm pistol and .38 and .357 revolvers. The search warrant was the result of an investigation coordinated by Detective Gregory Wiley, LaFleur said. To get a search warrant that allows police to enter a home without knocking or announcing their presence, detectives must convince a judge that there is a strong probability that drugs are being sold from the premises.
Soe was charged with possession of a firearm without a license, being a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of ammunition without a Firearms Identification Card, possession of a Class D substance with the intent to deliver and possession of the drug in a school zone. Class D includes marijuana.
The woman in the home, Tricia Rivera, 33, was charged with possession of a Class E substance after police allege they found a codeine painkiller in her possession without a proper prescription. She was released at the scene with a summons to answer the charge in court. Soe was held by the police. He will face charges in District Court.
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