New Bedford Pair Arrested in Dartmouth for Cocaine, Fentanyl Trafficking
DARTMOUTH (1420 WBSM) — A man and woman from New Bedford were arrested by Dartmouth Police Tuesday for allegedly trafficking cocaine and fentanyl following a raid of their Sawyer Street address.
According to Dartmouth Police, detectives executed a search warrant on Tuesday, November 15 at 542 Sawyer Street in New Bedford.
They said the search of the residence turned up about 60 grams of suspected fentanyl, about 37 grams of suspected crack cocaine, and around 13 grams of powdered cocaine. Detectives also seized $2,513 in cash.
Police arrested the residents of the address – Roberto Encarnacion, 33, and Heather Cruz, 36 – and charged them with trafficking fentanyl, trafficking cocaine, and possession with intent to distribute cocaine.
Encarnacion was also charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine (subsequent offense).
"I am very proud of my detectives, as they, along with the other investigators who they work in concert with, continue to take these dangerous individuals out of circulation,” Dartmouth Police Chief Brian P. Levesque said. “Their hard work shows their commitment to making the community a safer place for law abiding citizens to enjoy."