Somerset Man Arrested with $10,000 of Suspected Fentanyl
SOMERSET — Somerset Police seized around 40 "bricks" of suspected fentanyl valued at approximately $10,000 during an arrest this week, according to a release from the department.
Officers said they arrested and charged 36-year-old Bryan King of Somerset with trafficking fentanyl on Tuesday after receiving information that he would be traveling to Rhode Island for drugs.
Police said King is an alleged known drug dealer in the area.
According to police, officers stopped the vehicle in which King was a passenger on Brayton Point Road in Somerset and found a total of 40 "bricks," or packets of 50 individual bags, of suspected fentanyl in a bag at his feet.
The total street value of the suspected fentanyl seized is estimated at around $10,000, according to the release.
King was arraigned Wednesday in Fall River District Court.
The department worked with the Fall River Police's Vice and Intelligence Unit and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration on the arrest.