Police are looking for two people in connection with $48,000 worth of marijuana found in a unit at Somerset Self Storage in Fall River, Mass. With one male suspect in custody, they are seeking his accomplice and girlfriend.
On Sunday, police responded to a silent alarm at the self-storage facility, finding Daryus Pierce, 31, and Duane Franklin Glass, 32, in the parking lot. They asked Pierce to open a storage unit to which he had the key. While Pierce complied, Glass fled the scene in a car registered to Pierce’s girlfriend, Sarah Coelho. Police later returned to the unit with a drug-sniffing dog and a search warrant, discovering 15 one-pound bags of marijuana.
Pierce, now in custody, has been charged with possession of a Class D substance with intent to distribute, possession of a Class D substance, and conspiracy to violate the drug laws. They are looking for Coelho on the same charges and for Glass on charges of reckless operation of a motor vehicle, failure to stop for police, and speeding.
Police Chief Joseph C. Ferreira praised the facility owners for their cooperation and said he intends to ask the legislature to allow police to inspect self-storage “registers” and to allow periodic inspections by drug-sniffing dogs.
Source: Fall River Herald News, Cops find $48,000 worth of marijuana