Yarmouth Man Arrested in New Bedford on Drug Charges
NEW BEDFORD — A Yarmouth man has been arrested for allegedly trafficking fentanyl in New Bedford just blocks away from the city's courthouse on Tuesday.
Police said at around 7 p.m. Tuesday, city detectives near Foster and Maxfield streets — around three blocks north of the New Bedford District Court building — conducted a traffic stop for a motor vehicle violation.
Shortly afterwards, the detectives asked the car's driver and its passenger, later identified as 45-year-old Paul Koller, to step outside for a search.
According to police, the detectives found three plastic bags of fentanyl weighing more than 54 grams during a pat frisk of Koller.
A search of Koller's house and car also turned up 102 grams of fentanyl, according to police.
Koller was arrested and is being charged with two counts of fentanyl trafficking.