New Bedford Guide is building a database of all those charged in New Bedford with distributing/trafficking hard drugs like heroin, fentanyl, cocaine, crack, and other hard drugs. We will use the data to display where the drug dealers live, who the landlords are and then make the data available to the public. The goal is for landlords to be alerted to these arrests so they can act by removing the dealers from their property or not rent to them in the future.
Currently, we have all the arrests made from 1 January through 30 April of 2019 and some of the data imported for May. To date, the New Bedford police department made 75 distribution/trafficking arrests with 18 of them being fentanyl busts. Fentanyl was responsible for 89% of all the overdose deaths in Massachusetts in 2018.
Nearly one-third (29%) of those arrested for distribution/trafficking of hard drugs lived on six streets in New Bedford:
County Street – Five Drug Dealers
County Street topped the list where most of the drug dealers live in New Bedford with five. There were also two additional arrests on County Street, but the dealers lived in a different part of the city. While County Street is one of the longest streets in New Bedford, all of those arrested for dealing lived north of Sycamore Street.
The people arrested for dealing live at 625, 665, 840, 874, and 1107 County Street. All of those arrested are being charged with heroin and/or fentanyl distribution charges.
Acushnet Ave and Ashley Street – Four Drug Dealers
Acushnet Ave and Ashley Street each provide sanctuary to four people arrested for dealing/trafficking hard drugs. The people arrested for dealing live at 280, 1529 (two roommates) and 1305 Acushnet Ave. Charges include cocaine, crack, and Class E drug distribution.
The people arrested for dealing on Ashley Street live at 37 (three roommates) and 50 Ashley Street. Charges include opioid/cocaine or Class E drug distribution.
Chestnut, Division and North Front streets – Three Drug Dealers
Chestnut Street, Division Street, and North Front Streets each provide sanctuary to three people arrested for dealing/trafficking hard drugs. The people arrested for dealing live at 27 and 96 (two roommates) Chestnut Street. Charges include heroin distribution or fentanyl trafficking.
The people arrested for dealing on Division Street live at 43 (two roommates) and 195 Division Street. Charges include Class E drug or fentanyl distribution.
The people arrested for dealing on North Front Street live at 49, 259 and 315 North Front Street. Charges include Class A Drug, Class B Drug, and crack, distribution. Class A drug charges usually mean heroin and Class B drugs usually mean fentanyl.
The database of names will be made available later this month.