DARTMOUTH — Narcotics detectives with the New Bedford police department have arrested a Dartmouth man on drug trafficking charges after allegedly finding $15,000 in cash and 60 grams of fentanyl in his home.

Police said on Saturday, detectives searched 33-year-old Matthew Caplan's house at 17 Swift Rd. in Dartmouth after an investigation into a local fentanyl dealing operation.

They said the detectives found two plastic bags of fentanyl weighing 60 grams along with $15,000 in cash.

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Two digital scales, numerous plastic bags, and other packaging materials were also found in the search, according to police.

Caplan was arrested and charged with trafficking in 36 grams or more of fentanyl.

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