DARTMOUTH (WBSM) — A New Bedford man was arrested yesterday and faces multiple drug trafficking charges in addition to other related drug offenses.

Dartmouth Police and Massachusetts State Troopers executed an arrest warrant on May 9 at approximately 11:25 a.m. at a residence on Hillman Street in New Bedford.

During the search, detectives recovered 22.5 grams of suspected powder cocaine, 36 grams of suspected crack cocaine, 22.6 grams of suspected fentanyl, 14 grams of suspected methamphetamine, numerous other pills suspected to be oxycontin, suboxone, and Xanax, a digital scale, and other suspected drug equipment for distribution.

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As a result, police arrested Shawn Pontes, 41, of New Bedford, who is being charged with trafficking fentanyl, trafficking cocaine, possession Class B, possession Class B (subsequent offense), two counts of possession with intent to distribute Class B, two counts of possession with intent to distribute Class B (subsequent offense), possession of Class E, distributing Class A (subsequent offense), and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

The arrest follows a previous search warrant for the exact location on April 26, 2024. The search warrant was conducted following a month-long joint drug distribution investigation.

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