New Bedford man arrested for trafficking fentanyl

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NEW BEDFORD — Narcotics detectives have arrested a local man for trafficking in fentanyl.

On Jan. 5, Det. Matthew Sylvia of the department’s Organized Crime Intelligence Bureau concluded an investigation into a fentanyl distribution operation at 255 N.

Front St. The target of the investigation was the first-floor tenant, Ricardo Cruz De Los Santos, 41.

A search warrant was executed at the address in the early afternoon hours.

Detectives discovered approximately 428 grams of fentanyl along with digital scales and packaging materials associated with the distribution of illicit narcotics.

Additionally, $1,377 in cash was seized based on the nature of the charges.

Cruz De Los Santos was taken into custody and charged with trafficking more than 200 grams of fentanyl.

The New Bedford Police Department encourages anyone with information to share it anonymously by calling 508-99-CRIME.

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