“A 35-year-old New Bedford fentanyl trafficker was sentenced to serve eight to 10 years in state prison on Friday in Fall River Superior Court, Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III announced.
Ramon Genao pleaded guilty to an indictment charging him with Trafficking in Excess of 100 Grams of Fentanyl. The defendant is not a US citizen. A federal detainer has been filed and the defendant will likely be deported upon completion of his state prison sentence.
On February 19, 2021, the defendant was a target of a search warrant executed by New Bedford Police at 2100 Phillips Road Apartment #3. During pre-raid surveillance, police observed him enter into a motor vehicle and drive off. Police stopped his vehicle and arrested him for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.
A search of the defendant yielded 92.4 grams of fentanyl in his pocket, two cell phones and apartment keys. Police then went to the apartment. In the defendant’s bedroom, police located $2440 in cash and a receipt for a $1500 money order sent to the Dominican Republic. Police also located an additional 115 grams of fentanyl in 16 plastic bags, two sifters, four ziploc bags with residue and a nutri-bullet mixer containing drug residue inside a Similac can in a kitchen cabinet. There was also a digital scale and a drug press.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Matthew Lopes and the state prison sentence was imposed by Judge Raffi Yessayan.
“The defendant was trafficking in a significant amount of fentanyl, a drug that has led to an increase in overdoses in our community during the last decade. The prison sentence is appropriate based upon the facts, and the defendant will be subject to deportation upon completing his sentence,” District Attorney Quinn said.”-Bristol County District Attorney’s Office.