Fall River Heroin Dealer Sentenced to State Prison

Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III announced today that a 31-year-old Fall River heroin dealer will serve three-and-a-half to four-and-a-half years in state prison after being convicted Wednesday of distributing a class A drug in Fall Ruver Superior Court.

Christopher Camara was convicted after a two day jury trial. The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Daniel Walsh and the sentence was handed down by Judge Renee Dupuis.

On November 4, 2014, Fall River Police vice and intelligence unit detectives obtained a search warrant for the defendant’s apartment at  571 Slade Street, apt 3, and a Chevy Trailblazer that was registered to the defendant’s mother.  Police witnessed the defendant drive away from the home in the trailblazer and immediately stopped his vehicle. Inside the vehicle, detectives found two hide cans in the map pocket of the passenger’s seat.  Inside the hide cans were 350 packages of heroin.        

”I am very happy with the conviction of this Defendant for dealing in heroin.  This Defendant has repeatedly sold illegal narcotics and was sentenced as a habitual offender,” said District Attorney Quinn. ”The selling of heroin fuels the opiate crisis and effects the quality of life of the residents of Fall River.”