NEW BEDFORD (WBSM) — A New Bedford man has been arrested for allegedly trafficking fentanyl.

According to New Bedford Police, Ricardo Cruz De Los Santos, 41, was taken into custody and charged with trafficking more than 200 grams of fentanyl.

On January 5, Det. Matthew Sylvia of the department's Organized Crime Intelligence Bureau concluded an investigation into a fentanyl distribution operating out of 255 North Front Street. The investigation targeted the first floor of the apartment where De Los Santos lived.

As a result of a search warrant, police said approximately 428 grams of fentanyl was discovered, along with digital scales and packaging materials. In addition, police also seized $1,377 in cash.

Crime Rate Statistics in Southcoast Towns

Here are the current crime rate statistics for these Southcoast Communities.

Annual data is from the Massachusetts Crime Statistics. The number of crimes is a data collection of total arrests, DUI/OUI charges, violent crimes, and hate crimes.

The clearance rate is the number of charged crimes divided by the total number of crimes recorded.

We listed the SouthCoast towns alphabetically.

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