New Bedford Man Arrested for Cocaine Trafficking
NEW BEDFORD — Detectives in New Bedford have arrested a man for drug trafficking after finding more than 300 grams of cocaine and over 30 grams of fentanyl in a search of his city apartment.
Police said 27-year-old Michael Gonzalez was taken into custody on Wednesday, March 30 after detectives searched his 75 North Street apartment and his car, a gray Toyota Solara.
In the apartment they allegedly found a loaded, large capacity Taurus 9mm firearm along with seven bags of crack cocaine weighing more than 330 grams and one 8.4-gram bag of powder cocaine.
The detectives also allegedly found 12 bags of fentanyl weighing nearly 48 grams, 33 tabs of Xanax, cutting agents, and other drug trafficking materials as well as more than $3,200 in cash.
Police said they found three bags of cocaine weighing less than a gram in the car as well.
Gonzalez is charged with illegally possessing a firearm, ammunition, and a large capacity feeding device, along with trafficking in 200 or more grams of cocaine, 36 grams or more of fentanyl, and possession with intent to distribute class A, B, and E drugs.
According to police, Gonzalez was previously convicted of possessing with intent to distribute a class B substance in 2017.