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March 11, 2008
Fall River police arrest two, seize cash
FALL RIVER, Mass. -- The police have arrested two city residents on drug and gun possession charges and rounded up thousands of dollars in suspected drug-sale money, five guns, a bulletproof vest, and bags of marijuana, Vicodin and Percocet.
Jordan Lewis, 24, and Marta Amorim, 24, both of 37 Forest St. were arrested last night and each face a host of charges, the police announced today.
The police said that at about 5:30 p.m. yesterday Fall River detectives and a federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agent went to the Forest Street address with a search warrant. A detective saw Lewis leave the apartment, walk to Cottage and Forest streets and do what appeared to be a drug deal, the police statement said. Police confronted him as he came back and detectives used the search warrant, finding Amorim inside the apartment.
In the apartment the police said they also found a Sears & Roebuck Model 21, a 12-gauge shotgun, a Davis Industries Model D-32, a .32-caliber Derringer pistol, and an I.J. Model 1900 revolver. A "police type bullet-proof vest" was found on a closet shelf. Also found, according to police: about 12 ounces of marijuana, plastic bags and two digital scales, a small bag of marijuana in Amorin's pocketbook, a plastic bag containing 53 Percocet pills and another plastic bag containing 56 Vicodin pills.
Detectives found a book "consistent with illegal drug distribution." A shoebox held $4,360 in cash. Another $715 in cash was found on Lewis, the police said. And the police said they found several rounds of various caliber ammunition.
Their address is within 1,000 feet of the Atlantis Charter School, 37 Park St.
Lewis and Amorim are each charged with conspiracy to violate drug law, possession to distribute Class D drug, possession to distribute class D drug in a school zone, two counts of possession to distribute a Class B drug, two counts of possession to distribute Class B drug in a school zone, three counts of felony possession of a firearm, possession of ammunition without a license, and three counts of possession a firearm without a license -- known as an FID card.
Amorim also faces a charge of possession of Class D drug.
-- projo.com staff writer Michael P. McKinney
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