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New Bedford Police Detectives arrest two for drug trafficking

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Detectives assigned to the Organized Crime Intelligence Bureau have arrested two men for trafficking in Fentanyl.

On November 30th, detectives established surveillance in the downtown area. Detective Sgt. Jarrod Gracia observed a drug transaction taking place between two men near the bus terminal. Nearby units then stopped the males as they departed from one another. One suspect was identified as KENNETH COSGRAVE, 40, of 60 Hathaway St. Upon being stopped, he was found to be in possession of over 21 grams of fentanyl and $2,363 in cash. The second suspect was identified as DEVIN JENKINS, 32, of 341 Cottage St., #1. JENKINS was stopped and found to be in possession of $3,991 in cash. Both men were taken into custody.

COSGRAVE was charged with trafficking in excess of 18 grams of fentanyl subsequent to a previous conviction and conspiracy. He was previously convicted of possession with intent to distribute fentanyl in August of 2020. He has several open cases in Bristol superior and New Bedford district court for charges including possession with intent to distribute cocaine, trafficking in fentanyl, and receiving stolen property.

JENKINS was charged with distribution of fentanyl subsequent to a previous conviction, trafficking in excess of 18 grams of fentanyl and conspiracy. He has previous convictions in Fall River district court for narcotics and firearm related offenses. The above-mentioned cash was seized as a result of the nature of the charges.

The arresting officer was Det. Drew Frenette 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. You may also leave a tip at our website.

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