NEW BEDFORD — Two arrests were made over the weekend in separate incidents by the New Bedford Police Narcotics Unit that resulted in the seizure of cocaine and fentanyl.

Detectives were investigating a fentanyl distribution service on February 21 and later executed a search warrant at 8 Spooner Street Apartment 1. The search found approximately 23 grams of fentanyl, a digital scale and packaging material along with more than $1700. Raynaldo O. Melendez, 27, was charged with trafficking fentanyl. Melendez already has an open case for trafficking fentanyl and a firearms charge.

Police also executed a search warrant on February 22nd at 689 Summer Street Apartment 3. The search found approximately 30 grams of cocaine and almost $1,000 were seized. As a result, Daniel Rivera, 37, was arrested and charged with trafficking.

Detective Kevin Barbosa investigated both cases.

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