Three charged with narcotics possession at Westport hotel

Posted 4/9/21

WESTPORT — Three Fall River residents face an array of drug-related  charges after Westport Police say they were caught thenwith narcotics at the Towne Place Suites in Westport.

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Three charged with narcotics possession at Westport hotel

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WESTPORT — Three Fall River residents face an array of drug-related  charges after Westport Police say they were caught thenwith narcotics at the Towne Place Suites in Westport.

On April 9, at approximately 2:30 am, Westport Police said that Officer Jarrod Levesque encountered two individuals at Towne Place Suites, 41 Old Bedford Road, when he observed an SUV parked in the lot occupying two spots with an illuminated interior light.  

As he approached the vehicle, a woman, later identified as 28-year-old Alysa Bruno of 26 Lindsey Street, Fall River, was in the back seat of the SUV and yelled out “Police,” the department said in a press release.

 A man, later identified as 32-year-old Jonathan Teixeira of 36 Apple Creek Lane, Fall River, jumped up from the front passenger seat while reaching beneath the seat, police said. He told Officer Levesque that the officer had startled him and both individuals then made their way to Towne Place Suites where the door was opened by another woman.

Through his investigation, Officer Levesque identified the woman who opened the door as 36-year-old Sonja Matson of 40 Montaup Street, Fall River — she had two active warrants for her arrest.  Officer Levesque inquired about the room where Ms. Matson was staying and then called for backup.  Officers Jeremy Dellecese and Corey Mack along with Sergeant Robert Rebello joined Officer Levesque as they made their way to room 324.  Officer Levesque knocked on the door and it was opened by Mr. Teixeira.

Officer Levesque asked to speak with Ms. Matson, and Mr. Teixeira invited the officers into the room.  Ms. Bruno was sitting on the floor beside the bed and Ms. Matson was found to be hiding in the bathroom, police said.  

Ms. Matson told the officers that her warrants had been taken care of and provided officers with paperwork, paperwork that police said was not valid.  Officers also said they observed a crack pipe on the floor beside Ms. Bruno with an empty packet of drugs.  Oficers also saw drug paraphernalia along with suspected fentanyl in a spoon.  

When asked about the drugs, the three denied that the drugs belonged to them.  After a search, additional drugs were located in the room and all occupants were placed under arrest.  Officer Holly Brett of the Fall River Police Department arrived to search the women prior to their transport to the Westport Police Department.  During the search of Ms. Matson, an additional 65 bags of suspected fentanyl were located.  

During booking, it was discovered Mr. Teixeira had given officers his brother’s name and date of birth; police said he had used the false name because he had three active warrants for his arrest in Massachusetts along with one additional warrant from Rhode Island.  

The following charges were filed:

• Sonja Matson: Four counts of drug possession, conspiracy to violate drug laws, two warrants;

• Alysa Bruno: Four counts of drug possession, conspiracy to violate drug laws;

Jonathan Teixeira: Possessionof a Class A Drug (subsequent offense), three additional counts of drug possession, conspiracy to violate drug laws, false information to law enforcement, fugitive from justice, three Massachusetts warrants, one RI warrant.

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