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New Bedford police arrest three on firearm, fentanyl trafficking charges

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New Bedford Narcotics Detectives executed search warrants in New Bedford and Dartmouth and arrested two men and a woman on charges that range from trafficking fentanyl to unlawful possession of a firearm.

The following were arrested as a result of the investigations:

– Donald Hardy, 33, of 274 Harrison Street, Fall River, was arrested for unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition. Detective executed a search warrant at the Moby Dick Motel in Dartmouth, where they discovered a loaded .9mm handgun. The lead investigator was Detective Kevin Barbosa.

– Christopher James Francis, 58, of 50 Pierce Street, New Bedford, was arrested for trafficking fentanyl after detectives executed a search warrant at his residence and discovered just under 20 grams of fentanyl, three suboxone strips and $1,700 in cash. The lead investigator was Detective Jean Lopez.

– Crystal M. Avellar, 40, of 280 Acushnet Ave., New Bedford, was arrested for trafficking fentanyl after Detectives executed a search warrant at her residence and discovered just over 10 grams of fentanyl and $1,800 in cash. The lead investigator was Detective Jordan DaSilva.

All three are due to be arraigned in New Bedford District Court on Tuesday, October 8, 2019.

About Michael Silvia

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

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