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.

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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.

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