NEW BEDFORD — A New Bedford man with numerous drug convictions who was out on parole was arrested Monday and charged with trafficking in fentanyl following a raid of his apartment.

On February 8, New Bedford Police narcotics detectives executed a search warrant at 56 Ashley Street, Apartment 3S. Police say that as a result, approximately 39 grams of fentanyl and more than $1,000 in cash were seized.

Police arrested the occupant of the apartment, 51-year-old Edwin Cabezuedo, and charged him with trafficking in fentanyl.

According to police, Cabezuedo has numerous previous convictions for drug distribution and was last convicted in 2018. They say Cabezuedo is currently on parole and was released from custody in July of 2020.

Detective Nathaniel Almeida was the lead investigator on the case.

“New Bedford narcotics detectives continue to work tirelessly against the scourge of illicit opiate distribution and the negative impact it has on our community,” police said in a press release.

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