West Bridgewater: Fall River Man Facing Drug Charges Following Crash On Route 24

Credit: Massachusetts State Police

Credit: Massachusetts State Police

A Fall River man is facing charges following a crash in West Bridgewater on Monday.

Massachusetts State Police say that just before 11 p.m. troopers responded to a report of a single vehicle crash on Route 24 southbound prior to Exit 15.

Upon arrival they found the driver of the vehicle, 20-year-old Anthony Viverito, seated in the vehicle of a Good Samaritan.

They had him exit the vehicle so the Good Samaritan could leave and State Police say Viverito was clutching a black bag very tight and showed signs of being nervous.

While Viverito was being escorted to a cruiser he ran into the woods, dropping his black bag.

A search of the bag found more than two ounces of marijuana packaged for resale, along with a bag containing hallucinogenic mushrooms, and a pill bottle with 17 Xanax pills.

Viverito was found in the woods just before 1 a.m. and troopers also found a fresh bag of a substance believed to be Fentanyl near a tree in the immediate area.

He was taken into custody and charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute a Class A Substance; Possession with Intent to Distribute a Class C Substance; and Possession with Intent to Distribute a Class D Substance. 

About Dan McCready

Dan McCready is a South Shore native who’s happy to be back working in his home region. After graduating from Catholic Memorial High School, GO KNIGHTS! Dan attended Suffolk University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Communications. After college Dan worked as a standup comic and actor appearing in several theatrical productions, independent films, and worked as a background extra in films and TV shows including Fever Pitch, Underdog, and Brotherhood while also working as a weekend overnight DJ on Easy 99.1. Eventually Dan began covering the Boston entertainment scene for Production Live Online and, after being bit by the journalism bug, decided to further his studies at Northeastern University, where he earned his master's degree. Since that time Dan has worked across many media platforms for organizations including the Patriot Ledger, Cape Cod Broadcasting, and 1420 WBSM in New Bedford. Dan is currently residing in Milton and enjoys hanging out with friends, candlepin bowling, playing video games, and making videos for his fledgling YouTube Channel.