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New Bedford Police Department arrest six individuals for Fentanyl, cocaine

“On Wednesday, September 14, detectives executed a search warrant for a tenement on Rodney Street with the target being JOSEPH DEMERS, 56.

This investigation was subsequent to numerous complaints from concerned neighbors. After making entry, detectives located 13 oxycodone tablets, a plastic bag of cocaine weighing .5 grams, cutting agents, 5 digital scales, packaging materials, and loose fentanyl packaged in a manner for street-level sales totaling approximately 8 grams.

Detectives arrested six people in the apartment at the time of the search including JONATHAN DIGAETANO, 36, of 1959 Purchase Street, AMANDA YAPEJIAN, 36, of 79 Rodney Street, ROBERT MILLS, 37, of 70 Rodney Street, SANDRA DUNN, 54, of Fairhaven, STEVEN GALIPEAU, 41, of 287 Coffin Avenue, and DEMERS.

While the parties present were being searched, detectives also located Fentanyl weighing .2 grams on MILLS. DEMERS was charged with two counts of possession to distribute a class A drug, two counts of possession to distribute a class B drug, conspiracy to violate the drug law, and two warrant arrests.

DUNN was charged with possession to distribute a class A drug, possession to distribute a class B drug, and conspiracy to violate the drug law.

MILLS was charged with two counts of possession to distribute a class A drug, conspiracy to violate the drug law, and a warrant arrest.

DIGAETANO and GALIPEAU were charged with possession to distribute a class A drug and conspiracy to violate the drug law.

YAPEJIAN was charged with two counts of possession to distribute a class A drug and conspiracy to violate the drug law.” -New Bedford Police Department.

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