NEW BEDFORD — New Bedford police have arrested a city man with a prior drug conviction for fentanyl trafficking, after they said they found more than 130 grams of the drug in his home.

Police said 30-year-old Eric Silvia of Worcester Street was arrested after organized crime detectives searched his home on Feb. 16.

The detectives allegedly found more than 130 grams of fentanyl and 157 grams of marijuana during the search, according to police.

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The search also turned up digital scales and $713 cash.

Silvia was arrested and charged with trafficking fentanyl in excess of 130 grams after a previous conviction.

He is also charged with possessing marijuana with intent to distribute.

Police said Silvia could face a minimum sentence of eight years' incarceration on the fentanyl trafficking charge.

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