Updated: Major Heroin Distributor Busted by Tiverton Police

Tiverton Police have shut down a major heroin distributor in town.

Officers seized more than 2,560 bags of heroin, 50 oxycodones and $6,400 in cash.

Police charged Deana Furtado, 40, of 287 State Street, Tiverton, and charged her with three count of possession of narcotics with intent.

Tiverton Police said police acted on information that there was drug activity at the house.

Furtado was arraigned in Newport District Court and is being held without bail at the Adult Correctional Institutions.
Rug Doctor February 26, 2014 at 05:14 PM
Was the criminal employed by the town? Tiverton Employees Who Steal Come 1st!!!
Brain Mederble February 26, 2014 at 05:32 PM
That has a nice ring to it. Will there also be a disingenuous group known as Tiverton Employees Who Steal Come 1st Cares?
local yokal February 26, 2014 at 06:03 PM
No coincidence with the other young man apprehended on durfee rd I'm sure...lol
Just Another Taxpayer February 26, 2014 at 11:01 PM
Hey local, you are not making a lot of sense.
Erika Sabastio February 27, 2014 at 07:30 AM
I freakin knew it!!! I rest my case!!!
Fed Up February 27, 2014 at 12:41 PM
Great work by the Tiverton Police! thanks for helping to keep our town safe.
teresa February 28, 2014 at 07:17 AM
Great work TPD! Confident they will also get the bigger suppliers. Keep up the good work.
Andrew February 28, 2014 at 09:31 AM
This is a joke. This same woman was arrested less then a year ago with the same charges in Newport. Just a recent as last month with a possession charge posted bail and is caught again. To me it seems as though the legal system enables theses people to continue to litter the streets with illegal drugs.
the1 February 28, 2014 at 09:48 AM
I agree Andrew. Same goes for the woman on Child Street that was arrested in Portsmouth last year selling heroin, she was also arrested previously in nearby MA.... this junk is a real problem, and slaps on the wrist will not stop it...
ashley wuotila February 28, 2014 at 06:06 PM
Yes deana did have an open case for possession wit initiate to deliver. She made bail but finally afta 25 yrs two chiefs and with rumors and tips, they finally raided the house. And not very gd police work by Tiverton pd! Anonymous addict...
Andrew February 28, 2014 at 07:43 PM
25yrs? She was arrested on May 7th. She should have still be incarcerated. Poor job by the justice system.
ashley wuotila March 01, 2014 at 10:16 AM
Thats rite...but ur innocent until proven guilty. God bless America!!
Mario March 02, 2014 at 07:53 PM
Oh Ashley, Ashley, Ashley... if you're going to end your post with "anonymous addict" you may want to make sure that you are, in fact, anonymous. Yes, Deana has a possession charge from Newport - her first charge for drugs. You make it sound like she's been selling drugs for 25 years. She's 40 years old, so by my math, that would make her 15 when she started? Wrong-o. You may want to do some fact checking before slandering people while using your real name... especially because you used to bang down her door for drugs, and are probably mad because you owe her money and she cut you off. Nobody likes a vengeful person. Keep your comments to yourself.
ray March 03, 2014 at 10:20 AM
what the hell does this person look like?...wheres her pic


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