New Bedford Police Bust Four Alleged Drug Traffickers in Three Locations
New Bedford police on Friday arrested four alleged drug traffickers -- one of whom was busted at a public housing complex.
Early on Friday afternoon, 39-year-old Angel Luis Rivera of 893 County St., Apt. 2, was arrested and charged with trafficking in more than 36 grams and less than 100 grams of cocaine. Police with the Narcotics Unit searched his residence and say they seized 83.5 grams of cocaine, $2,438 in cash, and some ammunition.
Jordan A. Raposa, 26, and Shyla Devin Bizarro, 25, were next in line. Police executed a search at their 12 Briggs St. apartment on Friday afternoon. The two were arrested and charged with trafficking fentanyl. Police allegedly confiscated 21.3 grams of fentanyl, paraphernalia and a 9mm firearm. Two pit bulls were removed by animal control, according to a police department press release.
On Friday evening, Tyrell Martin, 19, was arrested at Blue Meadows, a New Bedford Housing Authority complex. He was charged with drug trafficking after police allegedly found him in possession of 24.2 grams of cocaine, digital scales, and $689 in cash. The arrest was made at 74 Bluefield St., described by police as the man's home address.
Two other men were arrested at the same Blue Meadows address around the same time. Anthony Rosario of 502 Bolton St., Apt. 3, is now charged with Class B drug possession. Jesus Reyes, 27, of 74 Bluefield St., was arrested on an outstanding warrant, according to police logs.
The New Bedford Police Department does not release mug shots of suspected criminals. No information was immediately provided about court appearances by the defendants. Generally, such suspects are arraigned in New Bedford District Court.
Correction: Due to faulty information distributed in a New Bedford Police Department press release on Monday, a previous version of this story said guns were confiscated by police in the above drug raids. The department issued a correction Tuesday morning.