NEW BEDFORD (WBSM) — A New Bedford couple has been arrested following a significant seizure of fentanyl and cash.

According to New Bedford Police, an investigation into a fentanyl distribution operation culminated in a search warrant executed at 164 Richmond Street on April 4.

Police said the targets of the warrant were two residents of the address: Antonio Concepcion-Diaz, 40, and Yarisbeth Rojas-Lopez, 39. Police also had warrants to search two vehicles connected to them.

According to police, the search turned up about 365 grams of fentanyl, 16 grams of cocaine, scales, packaging materials, and $4,287 in cash was also seized.

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Both Concepcion-Diaz and Rojas-Lopez were arrested and charged with trafficking fentanyl in excess of 200 grams, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, and conspiracy to violate the controlled substance laws.

“As the opiate crisis continues to take lives at an alarming rate all across the country, our officers continue to target the biggest offenders who are perpetuating the problem,” Police Chief Paul Oliveira said. “We continue to fight this epidemic on multiple fronts, and I’m proud of all the efforts aimed at saving lives.”

Police pointed out that the investigation, led by Det. Jonathan Miranda, “began with an anonymous complaint from a concerned citizen.” Anyone with a tip can provide it anonymously on the New Bedford Police website or by calling (508) 99-CRIME.

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