Convicted Felon From Taunton Sentenced to Prison on Drug/Ammo Charges

Bristol County District Attorney’s Office
Thomas M. Quinn III

District Attorney

Press Release

August 10, 2016

Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III announced today that a 30-year-old convicted felon was sentenced to serve four to six years in state prison connected to a 2015 arrest in Taunton on drugs and ammunition charges.

Silas Dobson, formerly of 26 Pleasant Street, pleaded guilty yesterday in fall River Superior Court to charges of being a felon in possession of ammunition and unlawful possession of heroin. Judge Renee Dupuis sentenced Mr. Dobson to serve four to six years in state prison after accepting his guilty plea. The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Brian Griffin.

The defendant had previously been convicted of and serve jail time for charges ranging from violating restraining orders to assaults to firearm possession.

On October 12, 2015, Taunton Police were called by the defendant’s girlfriend for a threat the defendant allegedly made to her.  Upon arrival, police spotted the defendant walking on street away from the apartment he shared with his girlfriend. Police stopped the defendant on the street and found him to be in possession of a small amount of heroin. 

Police then went to the apartment and found 42, 9 millimeter rounds of ammunition. 

“This defendant is a career criminal who does not belong on the streets of Taunton, said District Attorney Quinn. “Nothing good can come from a felon unlawfully possessing so much ammunition.”


Gregg Miliote

Director of Communications