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On Friday members of  the  New Bedford Police Narcotics and Gang Units arrested a total of 19 individuals throughout the afternoon and evening hours In a continued effort to enhance the quality of life in all neighborhoods, Detectives conducted a sweep targeting narcotics and other illegal activity. 

 Arrested and charged were:

Amber Opzda   27 of 280 Acushnet Ave.

Possession of class B (oxycodone)

Matthew Rich  37 of 501 Dongry Rd South Easton Ma.

2 warrants

Omar Saez 41 of 141 Tallman St.

Operating  motor vehicle on a suspended license

Fail to have vehicle inspected

Ryan Dubois  32 of 78 Caswell  St.


Kevin Boyer 55 of 94 Princeton St.

Consuming/carrying alcohol beverage in public way

Aarin Mason  29 of 39 Roosevelt St.

Operating  motor vehicle on a suspended license

Lillian Merrick  48 of 434 Cottage St.

2 Warrants

Chritopher Hartwell  41 of 116 Rockdale Ave.


Robert Mello 48 of 195 Division St.

Possession of open container of alcohol on public way

Sean Alicea  29 of 35 Independent St.


Luis River-Rodriguez  26 of 24 Adams St.


Brian Amaral 37 of 200 Osborne St.

Possession of class B cocaine


Randy Perez-Rodriguez 33 of 18 Myrtle St.

Operating motor vehicle on suspended license

Unregistered  motor vehicle

Uninsured motor vehicle

Illegally attaching plates

 In addition to the street arrests, members of the narcotics unit, gang unit and port security team executed 2 search warrants at 358 North Front Street.  Apartment 1 north and apartment 1 south were raided.  This is the third time in a month and a half that apartment 1 north has been raided.  As result of the raid in apartment 1north, detectives seized a little over 28 grams of cocaine, small amount of cash, packaging materials and scales.  The listed 5 individuals that were in the apartment were arrested and charged with Trafficking Cocaine and conspiracy to violate controlled substance laws.

Margo Barbosa 51 of 21H Washburn St.

Jose Barroso 44 of 14 Washburn St.

Anthony Felix  19 of 318 Smith St.

Jose Lopes 45 of 133 Deane St.

Kevin Rivera –Morales 36 of 90 Penniman St.

As result of the raid in apartment 1 south, detectives seized a small amount of oxycodone and $2,584.00 in cash.  Arrested and charged was:

Tanairy Ruiz. 30 of 358 No. Front St. 

Possession with intent to distribute class B (oxycodone)

All 19 individuals are scheduled for arraignment at 3rd District Court on Monday. 

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