DARTMOUTH — Over the weekend, narcotics detectives from the Dartmouth Police Department arrested two New Bedford residents at the Capri Motel in Dartmouth on suspicion of drug trafficking.

Police said that Jonathan Costa, 44, of Earle Street and Grace Bennett, 30, of Tinkham Street were arrested on Saturday at the State Road motel after they were found to be in possession of suspected fentanyl.

A Dartmouth police K-9 unit specializing in the detection of drugs was used during a narcotics investigation at the motel, according to the department.

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Police said 254 bags of suspected fentanyl and $641 in cash were seized.

Courtesy Dartmouth Police

Both suspects were charged with possession with intent to distribute a Class A substance (Fentanyl), and conspiracy to violate drug laws.

“Our commitment to ridding Dartmouth of dangerous individuals, such as these two, remains a top priority," commented Dartmouth Police Chief Brian Levesque. "Each battle that we win against the war on drugs could help save countless lives.”

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