The New Bedford Police Department Narcotics Division on Tuesday seized more than $47,000 in cash in a drug raid that allegedly netted around 40 grams of fentanyl.

Jeremy Costa, 29, was reportedly the target of the April 21 search at 14 Shirley St., Apt. C1. The search uncovered digital scales, packaging materials and other drug-related paraphernalia, the department said in a release. Also charged with trafficking was Lizbeth Caraballo, 32, of the same address.

Costa was charged with drug trafficking and possession, a second offense, the release said.  Caraballo was charged with trafficking, according to police.

Detective Timothy Soares led the investigation. The New Bedford Police Department has an anonymous tipline at (508) 991-6300 Ext. 1.

The department provided no information on any arraignment or bail conditions for the two. Forty grams equals about 1.4 ounces. A Massachusetts law provides for the civil forfeiture of money and other property involved in violation of the state's Controlled Substances Act.

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