SOMERSET — Interim Chief Todd Costa reports that the Somerset Police Department arrested and charged a man with trafficking fentanyl this week.
BRYAN KING, AGE 36, OF SOMERSET, was charged with:
- Trafficking in Fentanyl More Than 36 Grams
- Conspiracy to Violate the Controlled Substance Laws
On Tuesday, June 8, Somerset Police Detectives received credible information that KING, an alleged known drug dealer, would be traveling to Rhode Island to replenish his supply. Somerset Detectives, along with law enforcement partners from the Fall River Police Vice & Intelligence Unit and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), established surveillance at KING’S residence and were able to corroborate the information provided.
While continuing their surveillance of KING, who was a passenger in a vehicle, officers conducted a motor vehicle stop on Brayton Point Road in Somerset.
Through the subsequent investigation, officers discovered approximately 37 “bricks” (each brick consisting of 50 individual glassine bags) of suspected fentanyl in a small open plastic bag in the vehicle by KING’S feet. Approximately three more bricks were discovered within the vehicle.
The total street value of the fentanyl seized is estimated at approximately $10,000.
KING was arraigned today in Fall River District Court.
“I commend the work of the Somerset Police Detective Unit for its outstanding efforts in this arrest, and express thanks for the assistance of the Fall River Police Department and the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency,” Interim Chief Costa said. “The Somerset Police Department will expend whatever effort is necessary to protect its citizens from those who will attempt to profit on victims of the scourge of addiction and the violence associated with the illicit drug trade.”