NEW BEDFORD — New Bedford organized crime detectives have arrested two men on fentanyl trafficking charges after observing an apparent drug transaction near the downtown bus terminal on Tuesday.

Kenneth Cosgrave, 40, of Hathaway Street and 32-year-old Devin Jenkins of Cottage Street are both charged with fentanyl trafficking in over 18 grams of fentanyl after prior convictions and conspiracy.


Police said the detectives set up surveillance downtown on Nov. 30 before seeing what seemed to be a drug deal taking place between two men near the Elm Street SRTA bus terminal.

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As the men left the area, police said, units stopped them and found Cosgrave had over 21 grams of fentanyl and $2,363 in cash with him.

According to police, Cosgrave was previously convicted of possessing fentanyl with intent to distribute in August 2020, and has a number of open cases in superior and district court on a variety of drugs and theft charges.

Jenkins was found to have $3,991 in cash. Police said he has previous convictions in Fall River district court for narcotics and firearm related offenses.

Both men were arrested and the cash was seized due to the nature of the charges.

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