Fairhaven Man Faces Upgraded Drug Charges
Police executed a second search warrant at a home on Sconticut Neck and seized enough fentanyl to support upgraded drug charges against a man who is already in custody.
The Fairhaven Police Department and Bristol County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday found 122 grams of fentanyl and $1,200 in cash while searching 5 Edgewater Street, and now Joshua Clark, 40, is charged with trafficking more than 100 grams of the narcotic.
Clark was previously charged with trafficking more than 10 grams of fentanyl and possession of a Class E substance as the result of a search executed Jan. 5 at the same address. That search yielded 36 grams of fentanyl and more than $28,000 in cash.
Between the two searches, a total of 158 grams of fentanyl and more than $29,000 in cash were seized, said Fairhaven Police Lt. Kevin Kobza.
“This week’s search and the one carried out earlier this month were examples of terrific, in-depth police work that led to a large quantity of drugs being taken off the streets of our community,” Kobza said in a statement. “It shows what can happen when multiple agencies work together cooperatively with a common goal.”
Clark, who was found dangerous by a New Bedford District Court judge, has been held without bail since his initial arrest. Police did not say if he has been arraigned on the new charges, or what prompted the second search warrant.