New Bedford Police Arrest City Man for Cocaine Trafficking
NEW BEDFORD — New Bedford police have arrested a city man for allegedly running a cocaine delivery service after they found cocaine, fentanyl, and crack in his apartment.
Police said organized crime detectives arrested 48-year-old Neil Lyonnais after searching his Hemlock Street apartment on Tuesday.
They had been investigating a cocaine delivery service being run in the city, culminating in the search.
After searching Lyonnais, detectives allegedly found eight plastic bags with 7.6 grams of cocaine, six plastic bags of fentanyl weighing 7.1 grams, and a small paper fold of crack cocaine weighing less than a gram on his person.
Police said they also seized 42.7 grams of cocaine, half a gram of fentanyl, drug dealing materials, cutting agent, and $583 in cash during the search.
Lyonnais was charged with trafficking in 36 or more grams of cocaine and possessing with intent to distribute a class A drug.