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Ferreira (left), Camacho (right)/New Bedford Police
Ferreira (left), Camacho (right)/New Bedford Police

Two Arrested On Drug Charges In South End

Two men have been arrested by New Bedford narcotics detectives Monday afternoon in the South End.

Detective Captain Steve Vicente says 26-year-old Curtis Dean Ferreira of Grinnell Street, and 27-year-old Julio Camacho of Emery Street were arrested after police saw both of them meeting wiith different people

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Guns, Drugs, And Money Seized From New Bedford Apartment

The Southeastern Massachusetts Gang Task Force seized drugs, money, and a stolen gun from a New Bedford apartment.

A search warrant was executed at the Cottage Street residence where task force members found a

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Massachusetts State Police
Massachusetts State Police

Twenty Suspected Drug Dealers Nabbed In Fall River

State and local police have arrested 20 suspected drug dealers in Fall River.

According to State Police, an additional 18 suspects have been identified and are now being searched for.

The arrests are the result of a long investigation by the State Police Gang Unit, the Southeastern Massachusetts Gang Task Force, and Fall River Police, looking to crack down on suspects dealing heroin, crack cocaine, and marijuana within the Spindle City

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New Bedford Man Sentenced In Manslaughter Case

A 51-year old New Bedford man was sentenced Monday to 4 1/2 to six years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter, larceny and other charges in the death of his former girlfriend.

Christopher Anderson admitted to providing crack cocaine and heroin to 46 year old Venus Chumack on the night of February 12, 2011

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New Bedford Police
New Bedford Police

“Soccer Mom” Minivan Used In New Bedford Heroin Deliveries, Driver Arrested

A Providence man is under arrest in New Bedford after police say he was making heroin deliveries in a minivan.

According to Detective Captain Steve Vicente, police developed information that a 2001 Honda Odyssey was being used to make heroin drops in the South End of New Bedford

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Spencer Platt/Getty Images
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Fatal Heroin Overdoses Dwindling In Southcoast

There's been a noticeable decrease in heroin-related deaths in the Southcoast.

Local law enforcement officials cite several factors that are contributing to the lower number of fatal overdoses.

New Bedford Detective Captain Steve Vicente tells WBSM News putting the anti-overdose drug Narcan into the hands of all first responders with the proper training has certainly helped

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Roldan, Reynolds/Fairhaven Police
Roldan, Reynolds/Fairhaven Police

Detectives Use TASER After Witnessing Fairhaven Drug Deal

Fairhaven and Dartmouth Police arrest two for the price of one.

Detectives from both towns were about to execute a search warrant at a Spring Street apartment in Fairhaven early Monday morning for a suspect wanted on assorted narcotics offenses

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Governor Deval Patrick / getty images
Governor Deval Patrick / getty images

Patrick Gathers Governors To Discuss Opioid Abuse

New England governors are calling for stronger cross-border monitoring of prescription drugs as part of a regional strategy for fighting opioid abuse.

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick convened the meeting Tuesday at Brandeis University in Waltham

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Photo by Mass. State Police

Mass. State Police And DEA Make Major Drug Bust

State and Federal authorities seized large quantities of heroin and crystal meth with a street value of a million dollars this week and also arrested three men that police say were tied to a Mexico-based drug ring. 

 Massachusetts State Police and Drug Enforcement Administr

Watterson, Lynch, Burns-Hill/Wareham Police Department
Watterson, Lynch, Burns-Hill/Wareham Police Department

Wareham Heroin Bust Nabs Three

Wareham Police have arrested three people after executing a search warrant Wednesday.

Detectives executed the warrant for illegal narcotics at Room #20 of the Rosewood Motel on Cranberry Highway, turning up 16 grams of heroin, a digital scale, and other drug packaging paraphernalia

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