Repeat Fall River Gun and Drug Defendant Sentenced to up to a Decade in prison

Bristol County District Attorney’s Office

Thomas M. Quinn III

District Attorney


October 25, 2016

A repeat drug and illegal gun offender was sentenced to serve seven to 10 years in state prison after being convicted in Fall River Superior Court of multiple firearm and drug-related crimes.

Angel Camacho, 41, of Fall River, submitted a guilty plea to a multi-count indictment charging him with carrying an illegal firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, receiving stolen property, possession of heroin and possession of cocaine.

Judge Raymond P. Veary accepted the guilty plea and by agreement from both sides, he sentenced the defendant to serve seven to 10 years in state prison.

In September 2014, Fall River Police embarked upon an investigation into the defendant’s alleged heroin delivery service. After a controlled buy of heroin was conducted by police, a search warrant was obtained for the defendant’s house in Fall River, and his Dodge Durango. The search warrant was  executed on Halloween in 2014, at which time police recovered a .40 caliber handgun with two loaded magazines and an additional 17 rounds of ammunition hidden under the vanity in the bathroom.

A trace of the gun recovered found that it had been stolen from a home in Providence, RI in April 2014. Heroin and Cocaine were also recovered during the execution of the search warrant.

“”This is a repeat offender who was in possession of loaded handgun that was stolen, along with additional ammunition and drugs,” District Attorney Quinn said. “Despite the defendant being 41 years old, he continues to commit serious crimes. This defendant is a danger to the community and needed to be separated from society for a long period of time.”


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