FALL RIVER — A New Bedford man was sentenced to serve up to seven years in state prison after pleading guilty to trafficking fentanyl.

Rory Barrows, Jr., 23, pleaded guilty in Fall River Superior Court on February 16 to an indictment charging him with trafficking in fentanyl, according to the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office.

Barrows was sentenced by Judge Sharon Donatelle to four and a half to seven years in state prison.

WBSM-AM/AM 1420 logo
Get our free mobile app

On January 12, 2022, an investigation by the New Bedford Police Narcotics Unit led to a search of Barrows’ Campbell Street address. Detectives found 226.8 grams of fentanyl in his bedroom, split into 20 separate bags, as well drug distribution materials and $1,070 in cash.

At that time, police said Barrows was on probation out of Bristol Superior Court, and had two open cases in New Bedford District Court and two open cases in Wareham District Court.

A Rory Barrows, Jr. matching his age was arrested in October 2019 for allegedly dealing crack cocaine in the vicinity of Wareham High School, and a Rory Santos-Barrows, Jr. of the same age was one of two suspects arrested by Mattapoisett Police in October 2021 for allegedly stealing a motorcycle and engaging police in a lengthy car and foot chase.

The Bristol County District Attorney’s Office and the Plymouth County District Court clerk were unable to officially confirm if those arrests were the same Rory Barrows, Jr. convicted in Fall River Superior Court.

The SouthCoast's Most Exciting Police Chases

Here's a list of some of the wildest police pursuits around the SouthCoast in recent memory.

Biggest Drug Busts on the SouthCoast

Here's a list of ten of the biggest drug busts ever seen in the SouthCoast area.

More From WBSM-AM/AM 1420