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New Bedford Police Detectives arrest 37-year old man for Fentanyl trafficking


Narcotics detectives assigned to the Organized Crime Intelligence Bureau have arrested a New Bedford man for trafficking Fentanyl.

On September 20, 2021, a search warrant was executed at 76 Division St., #2. The target of the investigation was MANUEL CABELEIRA, 37.

As a result of the search, over 37 grams of Fentanyl was located along with digital scales, packaging materials, and $922 in cash. CABELEIRA was taken into custody. CABELEIRA has been convicted of drug distribution in the past. He was last convicted of possessing heroin with intent to distribute in 2014.

The arresting officer was Det. Nathaniel Almeida.

The New Bedford Police department remains steadfast in its struggle against the current opiate epidemic which has shattered so many lives throughout the country. If you have any information on criminal activity in your neighborhood, the New Bedford Police Dept. wants to hear from you. You can leave an anonymous tip on our voicemail at (508) 991-6300 Ext. 1.

About Michael Silvia

Served 20 years in the United States Air Force. Owner of New Bedford Guide.

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