NEW BEDFORD (WBSM) — New Bedford Police arrested a repeat offender on drug trafficking charges recently.

Police said that on June 10, detectives executed a search warrant on the first floor of 113 Reynolds Street following an investigation into a fentanyl distribution operation being conducted from that address.

The target of the investigation was Jose Santiago, 46.

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A search of the residence turned up over 200 grams of fentanyl, five grams of psychedelic mushrooms, digital scales, package materials and $215 in cash.

Santiago was arrested and charged with trafficking over 200 grams of fentanyl and possession with intent to distribute a Class A substance, among other charges.

Santiago is a repeat offender with a previous conviction of trafficking in heroin and recently pleaded guilty to drug charges in U.S. District Court.

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