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Multi-Jurisdictional Investigation Leads to Arrest of Tiverton Woman


As the result of a multi-jurisdictional investigation led by Dartmouth Police Department Detective Derek SOUSA, police arrested Veronica READING, 36, of Tiverton, RI and charged her with trafficking in Fentanyl.

Police arrested READING while she was conducting a drug transaction in Fall River.

During a subsequent search of her vehicle, police seized 270 glassine bags containing suspected Fentanyl, as well as $1,357 in cash.

Following her arrest, police executed a search warrant at READING’s residence located on Mill Street in Tiverton, RI. As a result of this search, they located 7,011 glassine bags containing suspected Fentanyl with a street value of approximately $25,000, as well as $152,720 in cash.

In addition to the Dartmouth Police Department, the investigation included members of the Massachusetts State Police, Bristol County Sheriff’s Department, Fall River Police Department, and the Tiverton Police Department.

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