Two separate incidents Tuesday led New Bedford Police detectives to seize more than 25 grams of fentanyl, 18 grams of crack cocaine, cash and drug paraphernalia.

As a result of an ongoing investigation, a search was conducted at 128 Sycamore St., Apt. 2, where detectives located 20 bags of fentanyl weighing more than 25 grams, a digital scale, packaging materials and $895, according to a release from the New Bedford Police Department.

Juan Rivera Montilla, 25, was arrested and charged with trafficking, conspiracy and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Nathaneal Navarro-Ayala, 40, 128 Sycamore St., Apt. #2 was arrested and charged with trafficking and conspiracy. Detective Timothy Soares led the investigation.

Also that day, detectives say they seized more than 18 grams of crack cocaine and $112 after witnessing what appeared to be a street level drug transaction on Hathaway St. near Madeira Ave.

Erique R. Monteiro, 33, 71 S. 6th St. was arrested and charged with distribution, trafficking, and conspiracy.

Detective Nathan Pimental and Detective Kevin Barbosa led the arrests.

If you have any information on criminal activity, the New Bedford Police Dept. wants to hear from you. An anonymous tip may be left at (508) 991-6300 Ext. 1.

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