New Bedford Police Arrest Four in One Hour on Drug Charges
NEW BEDFORD — New Bedford Police made four drug arrests within one hour on Thursday.
First, an investigation into street-level narcotics sales led police to the area of 1701 Acushnet Avenue just after noontime Thursday. That led to the arrest of 39-year-old Felix Lebron and 31-year-old Alicia Lacombe, both of New Bedford, after police recovered a small amount of cocaine. Both are charged with possession of a Class B substance as well as conspiracy to violate drug laws. Lacombe also had an outstanding warrant for her arrest.
Then, just before 12:30 p.m., police arrested two people in the area of 1042 County Street on multiple drug charges after an investigation into street-level drug sales led to the discovery of fentanyl. Twenty-five-year-old Christopher M. Landry-Westgate of New Bedford was arrested and charged with possession of a Class A substance (fentanyl) as well as conspiracy to violate drug laws.
Also, 24-year-old Wayne P. Bevacqua of New Bedford was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute a Class A substance (fentanyl), trafficking in more than 10 grams of fentanyl, possession with intent to distribute a Class B substance (crack cocaine); and conspiracy to violate drug laws. Bevacqua also had previous arrests for possession with intent to distribute both Class A and Class B substances.