Alleged New Bedford Fentanyl Dealer Arrested With Over $26,000
NEW BEDFORD — A man with addresses in New Bedford and Fall River has been arrested on fentanyl trafficking charges after police said they seized over 100 grams of the drug — and more than $26,000 — from him.
New Bedford police said 35-year-old William Figueroa was taken into custody after narcotics and gang detectives searched his two vehicles and homes at 200 Weld St. in New Bedford and 270 Morgan St. in Fall River on Friday.
Police said they found 88 grams of fentanyl and multiple bags of oxycodone along with $26,145 in cash at the Fall River home.
Detectives also allegedly found digital scales and cutting agent.
The cash was seized due to the nature of the charges, police said.
On Weld Street in New Bedford, police said officers found 49 grams of fentanyl along with cutting agents and digital scales, bringing the total to around 137 grams of fentanyl allegedly in Figueroa's possession.
Figueroa is charged with trafficking in 100 or more grams of fentanyl and possessing with intent to distribute a class B drug.
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