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Recent New Bedford Fentanyl case shows that prison sentences are getting lighter for killer drug

According to data from the United States Sentencing Commission, punishment for trafficking Fentanyl in the United States is getting lighter in recent years. Simultaneously, the amount of fentanyl traffickers and fentanyl related overdose deaths have gone up dramatically. The Massachusetts Department of Health released data showing that Massachusetts opioid-related overdose …

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17-year old charged with carrying loaded gun in New Bedford

A teen was taken into custody over the weekend for possession of a handgun. On Friday, August 11th, gang detectives assigned to the “Organized Crime Intelligence Bureau”, were conducting surveillance in the south-end sector. At around 9:30 PM, the detectives conducted a traffic stop on Dartmouth St. in the area …

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Brockton, Massachusetts State Police arrest people during “Operation Hot August Nights”

The Brockton Police Department and Massachusetts State Police are cracking down on crime with “Operation Hot August Nights”. They are taking a zero tolerance approach against crime using multiple helicopters to track down criminals and make arrests. OPERATION HOT AUGUST NIGHTS’ — A JOINT-AGENCY ZERO-TOLERANCE ENFORCMENT MISSION The Brockton Police …

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