On March 6, New Bedford police Narcotics and Gang Detectives seized approximately 256 grams of fentanyl and $30,937 at 50 Ashley St., Apt. 3S. and 18 Vial St. as a result of search warrants for both locations.
Luis Santos, 40, 50 Ashley St., Apt. 3S, was arrested and charged with trafficking in fentanyl in excess of 200 grams, possession with intent to distribute class B drugs, and subsequent offenses as a result of a prior conviction. Santos has a previous conviction for possession with intent to distribute class B from a case in January of 2020, during which he was distributing from of the same apartment. He is currently on probation until October 2022. Detective Tim Soares investigated the case.
NBPD Detectives continue to work tirelessly against the scourge of illicit opiate distribution and the negative impact it has on our community.
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