Fall River Opiate Dealer Sentenced to State Prison

Bristol County District Attorney’s Office

Thomas M. Quinn III

District Attorney

Press Release

July 19, 2018​​​​

A 40-year-old Fall River man twice arrested last year for ​dealing heroin and fentanyl was convicted in Fall River Superior Court and sentenced to serve three years in state prison, Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III.

Jeremy Roy pleaded guilty in Fall River Superior Court to indictments charging him with three counts of possessing heroin with the intent to distribute.

On October 26, 2017, Fall River Police executed a search warrant at 64 Tremont Stree after an extensive investigation into a narcotics operation at that address.  The defendant was in the living room of the apartment when police entered the residence. He was seen by police knocking over a mirror with drugs on it.  The mirror, a scale, empty bags, and elastics are found throughout the apartment.  Police also found a drug ledger and about 0.5 grams of heroin in the apartment.  In the common basement area, the police find about 1.5 grams of fentanyl packaged for sale.  $427 in cash was also found.

Then, on December 19, 2017, while the defendant was out on bail, Fall River Police executed another search warrant at 859 Pine Street, where the defendant was staying.   In the bedroom where the defendant was located, police found four bags of heroin and 75 small glassine baggies.  Also located on a dresser was a loose gram of heroin and packaging materials.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Daniel Walsh, and the three year state prison sentence was handed down by Judge Thomas McGuire.  Judge McGuire also placed the defendant on probation for one year, which is to begin upon his release from prison.

““The defendant was dealing heroin and fentanyl in and around Fall River. Both these drugs have contributed to the increase is fatal overdoses in Bristol County during the last several years,” District Attorney Quinn said. “I am pleased this defendant was held accountable for dealing these drugs on our streets. He is no stranger to the criminal justice system.”


Gregg Miliote

Director of Communications