New Bedford Police Arrest Two for Drug Trafficking
NEW BEDFORD — New Bedford narcotics detectives arrested two men separately on two different occasions this week for drug trafficking offenses.
Police arrested 27-year-old Devon Hunt on Friday after a search of his Beetle Street home, while 56-year-old Troy Silveira was arrested on Saturday following a County Street drugs bust.
On Friday, Oct. 29, detectives searched a 99 Beetle St. home for Hunt on suspicion of drug dealing activity.
In the house police said they found a .40 caliber handgun with 12 rounds of ammo, 23.5 grams of cocaine, 95 suboxone film strips, and $6,929 in cash.
Hunt was previously found guilty in January 2019 for illegally possessing a firearm, according to police.
He was arrested and charged with multiple drug trafficking and firearms offenses.
Then on Saturday, Oct. 30, detectives investigated a suspected fentanyl distribution service operated out of Silveira's 474 County St. house.
During a search of the home police said they found 31.5 grams of fentanyl and more than $7,000 in cash along with a digital scale and packaging materials.
Silveira has been charged with trafficking in 18 grams or more of fentanyl.