On 04/23/18 at approx. 3:15p.m. Officer Lima and Officer DeCastro responded to the area of Rte. 44 and Rte. 118 for the report of a vehicle operating erratically.  Upon arrival Officers located the vehicle in question parked in the lot of the Exxon Gas Station.  During the course of their investigation

the operator of the vehicle was determined to be unlicensed to operate a motor vehicle.  The driver Paulina Panciera age 20 of Westerly RI and Tennessee was taken into custody.  While being searched subsequent to her arrest Officers located a clear bag with a brown powdery substance suspected to be heroin.  Panciera was taken to the Rehoboth Police Station for booking and was later released on bail.  Panciera is due in Taunton District court on 04/24/18 for the charges of Unlicensed Operation Motor Vehicle and Possession of a Class A Substance.