Somerset Police seize 400 bags of heroin from hotel guest

SOMERSET — A Norton man has been arrested after being found in a Somerset hotel with 400 bags of heroin and crack cocaine.

Somerset Police Chief Todd Costa said William Bruce, 63, was arrested on Sunday and charged with trafficking crack cocaine and possession with intent to distribute heroin.

Costa said Somerset Police Officer Eli Fishbein learned on Sunday that Bruce – who has three warrants for his arrest in Fall River District Court – was staying at the Riverview Inn and Suites at 1878 Wilbur Ave.

Fishbein and his colleague Brian Dempsey drove to the hotel, where they found Bruce entering the building from the parking lot.

According to police, when he was arrested, officers found approximately 400 prepackaged bags of heroin and 40 grams of suspected crack cocaine in his possession.

Police said Bruce was charged with drug trafficking Monday in Fall River District Court.

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