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New Bedford police officers seize almost 600 grams of fentanyl

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On Thursday, June 27, the New Bedford Narcotics Division arrested three adults and one juvenile in two separate fentanyl trafficking cases, which resulted in close to 600 grams of fentanyl and over $4,600 in U.S. currency being confiscated.

In the first case, Detectives conducted a traffic stop based on an investigation and discovered over 490 grams of fentanyl in the vehicle. The occupants, later identified as Robinson Paradisfeliz, 44, of 800 West Street, Braintree, Massachusetts and Luz M. Caban, 60, also of 800 West Street, Braintree, Massachusetts were arrested and charged with trafficking fentanyl and conspiracy to violate drug laws. Both are due to be arraigned in Third District Court on Friday. The lead investigator was Detective Timothy Soares.

In the second case, Detectives conducted a traffic stop based on an investigation and discovered over 100 grams of fentanyl. Two occupants were arrested as a result, the operator was identified as Jose Sanchez, 40, of 121 Mashpee Court, New Bedford and the occupant, who was a juvenile. Jose Sanchez and the juvenile were charged with trafficking fentanyl and conspiracy to violate drug laws. Both are due to be arraigned in Third District Court on Friday. The lead investigator was Detective Sasha Vicente.

Fentanyl was responsible for 90% of all overdose deaths in Massachusetts in 2018. This picture shows you the amount of fentanyl it takes to overdose.

This image shows the lethal (deadly) amount of each drug shown

Anyone with information regarding drug activity please contact the Narcotic Division at (508) 991-6300 ext. 79534

About Michael Silvia

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

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