Fall River man arrested on drug, firearm, fireworks charges

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FALL RIVER, Mass. (WPRI) — A Fall River man was arrested Tuesday after police executed a search warrant at his Pearce Street apartment.

Jason Chaves, 36, is facing charges after detectives found two loaded firearms as well as suspected illegal drugs.

The seized guns were a Jimenez Arms 9mm and a Glock 9mm, according to police. Detectives also found vials of suspected steroids and approximately 1,250 baggies of suspected fentanyl that weighed a total of 25 grams.

Additionally, police say detectives found $4,587 in cash and illegal fireworks.

Part of the investigation revealed Chaves does not have a license to possess a firearm, according to police.

Chaves was charged with the following:

  • Firearm violation with 1 prior violent/drug crime
  • Trafficking in 18 grams or more of heroin/morphine/opium
  • Possession of ammunition without an FID card
  • Possession of a firearm while committing a felony
  • Possession of a firearm without an FID card (2 counts)
  • Improper storage of a firearm
  • Possession of a class E drug (2 counts)
  • Unlawful possession of fireworks

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