On Sunday March 4, 2018 at approximately 12:10pm, Rehoboth Police Dispatch received a call about possible drug activity in the parking lot of the Cumberland Farms Store located 223 Winthrop St.
The caller stated the activity was occurring in a tan Hyundai sedan bearing Rhode Island Registration Plates, and the vehicle was occupied by a lone male. Sgt. Rossi arrived on the scene first and located the suspect vehicle. As he approached, Sgt. Rossi observed the male subject removing a hypodermic needle from his arm. When the suspect noticed Sgt. Rossi he dropped the needle on the seat in an attempt to conceal it. Shortly after, Officers DiBacco and Miranda arrived on the scene.
At this point Sgt. Rossi ordered the suspect out of the vehicle, once the suspect exited the vehicle, the Officers observed a small open case on the passenger front seat of the vehicle. The case contained assorted and various drug paraphernalia. The Officers then received assistance in their investigation from Seekonk K-9 Officer Fundakowski and his K-9 partner Zuzo. The K-9 located a small amount of a white powdery substance, consistent with heroin in a glassine bag inside the vehicle. The suspect was placed under arrest and transported to the Police Station. The suspect was held on $540.00 cash bail and was transferred to the Bristol County House of Corrections in New Bedford.
The suspect, 31 year old Kenneth Neves of Rehoboth, will be arraigned in Taunton District Court on Monday March 5, 2018 for Possession of a Class A Substance (heroin) and two Outstanding Arrest Warrants also out of Taunton District Court.