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Portsmouth Police arrest woman on multiple drug charges

Posted 9/22/20

PORTSMOUTH — A 32-year-old Newport woman was arrested Tuesday, Sept. 22, and charged with four counts of possession of a controlled substance.

While on patrol in the area of Route 24 …

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Portsmouth Police arrest woman on multiple drug charges

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PORTSMOUTH — A 32-year-old Newport woman was arrested Tuesday, Sept. 22, and charged with four counts of possession of a controlled substance.

While on patrol in the area of Route 24 South and Boyd’s Lane, officers pulled over a vehicle around 1:15 a.m. after observing it traveling in the breakdown lane, police said.

The driver, Natalya Tavares, of 23 South Baptist St., Apt. 2, was found to have a suspended license.

Police searched the vehicle and discovered a white powdery substance, believed to be cocaine, in a plastic bag located in the vehicle’s center console.

Police said they also found an unidentifiable pink pill located on the passenger-side door panel and a blue pill identified as Klonopin in the center console. 

After taking Ms. Tavares to headquarters, a clear capsule containing a crystal-like substance — later identified as MDMA (Ecstasy) — was found in her wallet, according to police.

Ms. Tavares was issued a District Court summons and released.

Here are some other recent highlights from the police report:

Tuesday, Sept. 15

Derick M. Cory, 36, of 168 Barnaby St. 2, Fall River, was charged with driving without an active license after being pulled over for a traffic violation on West Main Road at Hedly Street around 2:15 p.m.

John L. Richard, 27, of 3 Congdon Ave., Newport, was charged with driving without an active license after being pulled over for a traffic violation on Stringham Road around 5:35 p.m.

Wanda E. Dumont, 58, of 378 Goodwin St., Fall River, was charged with driving while intoxicated (first offense) after being pulled over on East Main Road at Eyler Drive at about 11:30 p.m. Police said the vehicle had been pulled halfway onto the curb with its hazard lights activated, and one tire was completely flat. 

Wednesday, Sept. 16

Krystle A. Defreitas, 33, of 69 Scott St., Apt. 2, New Bedford, was charged with possessing an illegal weapon after being pulled over for a roadway violation on West Main Road at Turkey Hill around 2:50 a.m. While speaking to the driver, police said they found a large Bowie knife located between the center console and passenger seat.

Saturday, Sept. 19

Matthew Ciulla, 23, of 10 Erickson St., Stoneham, Mass., was charged with driving while intoxicated (first offense) after being stopped for multiple traffic violations on West Main Road around 1 a.m. He was also cited for refusing to submit to a chemical test, according to police. 

Sunday, Sept. 20

Marisa E. Silvia, 20, of 2243 West Main Road, was arrested by Tiverton Police on charges of simple assault and disorderly conduct at 6:42 p.m. at a Souza Road, Tiverton location.

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