NEW BEDFORD — On Aug. 31, known as Overdose Awareness Day, New Bedford Police narcotics detectives arrested a city man for trafficking in fentanyl.

Brian Weber, 37, was arrested following an investigation into his alleged drug delivery operation by detectives assigned to the Organized Crime Intelligence Bureau.

Police said detectives searched Weber's 619 County St. home, finding and seizing over 100 grams of fentanyl, two bags of crystal methamphetamine, digital scales, and packaging materials along with $841 in cash.

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Weber has been charged with trafficking fentanyl in excess of 100 grams and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

Det. Matthew Sylvia headed the investigation.

The arrest was made on the evening of International Overdose Awareness Day, during which city officials and community activists re-affirmed their commitment to saving the lives of those battling addiction.

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