NEW BEDFORD — Members of the New Bedford Police Department’s Narcotics and Gang Unit arrest two men in separate cases for trafficking fentanyl and unlawful possession of a firearm.

Members of the Narcotic and Gang Unit were targeting street-level drug activity on Friday when their observations led them to a pursuit and subsequent arrest of man, later identified as 24-year old Justin L. Godoy, unknown address in New Bedford. 

 Godoy was observed by Detectives conducting activities consistent with street-level drug sales, which led to a search that yielded 28 grams of fentanyl, $421 in cash and a loaded firearm that was unlawfully possessed and reported stolen.  Godoy was arrested and charged with multiple firearm and drug charges.  The lead investigator was Detective Lorenzo Gonzalez.

Also on Friday, Detectives from the Narcotic Division concluded an investigation into a fentanyl delivery services operated out of 59 Willow Street, apt 3E, New Bedford, Ma. 

Victor Garcia, Jr., 29, of that address, was arrested as a result of the investigation and charged with trafficking fentanyl. 

A press release said 293 grams of fentanyl and $2,600 in cash were located as a result of the search warrant.  The lead investigator was Detective Lavar Gilbert.

Both Garcia and Godoy are due to be arraigned in District Court on Monday, October 28.

Information from New Bedford Police Dept. 

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