New Bedford man and woman arrested in Dartmouth Police narcotics investigation

On Saturday, August 14, 2021, Dartmouth Police detectives arrested Jonathan COSTA, 44, of Earle Street, New Bedford, and Grace BENNETT, 30, of Tinkham Street, New Bedford.

The arrests of COSTA and BENNETT were in conjunction with a narcotics investigation that took place at the Capri Motel.

As a result of the arrest, 254 bags of suspected Fentanyl, and $641 in cash were seized.

A Dartmouth Police K-9 specializing in the detection of narcotics was also used during the investigation.

Both COSTA and BENNETT were charged with possession with intent to distribute a Class A substance (Fentanyl), and conspiracy to violate drug laws.

According to Chief Brian P. LEVESQUE, “Our commitment to ridding Dartmouth of dangerous individuals, such as these two, remains a top priority. Each battle that we win against the war on drugs could help save countless lives.”

Dartmouth Police Department photo.