A New Bedford man with multiple past convictions was sentenced to serve four years in state prison for trafficking fentanyl.

Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn announced that Brian Weber, 38, pleaded guilty in Fall River Superior Court on July 25 to indictments charging him with trafficking in excess of 18 grams of fentanyl as well as unlawful possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.

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On August 31, 2021, New Bedford Police observed Weber – who had been the target of a search warrant for his County Street home – exit the home. He was stopped along County Street and taken back to the residence, where police found over 100 grams of fentanyl, two bags of methamphetamine, digital scales, cut corner bags, packaging materials, a soda “hide” can, and $841 in cash.

Upon his release from prison, Weber will be placed on probation for an additional two years. According to the D.A.’s Office, Weber has prior convictions out of Bristol, Plymouth, and Cape & Islands counties, as well as a conviction in Florida.

“This defendant was selling fentanyl and profiting off people’s addiction. It is important to note that we moved to have him detained as a danger to the community at his arraignment based on the facts of this case and his lengthy criminal record,” District Attorney Quinn said. “He has been held without bail since that date, which prevented him from the opportunity to continue to sell narcotics in and around New Bedford.”

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