Plymouth man charged with drug, gun violations

PLYMOUTH –A check by State Police on what appeared to be a disabled vehicle on Route 24 southbound in Fall River early Sunday ended with the arrest of a Plymouth man on multiple drug and gun charges charges.

Trooper Michael Pacheco of the State Police Barracks in North Dartmouth was on patrol just after 3:30 a.m. when he observed a Pontiac Grand Am on Route 24 just north of Route 195 in Fall River.

The driver of the vehicle, identified as Joshua Silva, 42, was found to have seven outstanding warrants for his arrest from previous offenses from Plymouth District Court.

With the assistance of Fall River Police Officer Gary Pasternak, Silva was placed under arrest, and found to be in possession of a loaded .38 caliber, Smith & Wesson revolver, as well as three packets of Suboxone sublingual strips, a controlled Class B substance.

Silva does not have a license to carry firearms.

He was charged with the following offenses:
1. Possession of firearm / ammo without FID card, subsequent offense
2. Possession of firearm without FID card
3. Improper storage of a firearm
4. Carrying a loaded firearm
5. Firearm violation with 3 prior violent/drug crimes
6. Drug, Possession of a Class B Substance, subsequent offense


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