600 grams of fentanyl seized in New Bedford

New Bedford police shared a photo of fentanyl seized from a home on Nash Avenue. Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2022.

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WLNE) — New Bedford police arrested two people earlier this week for trafficking nearly 600 grams of fentanyl.

Investigators searched a home on Nash Road on Monday and found a toolbox full of drugs and other items. Inside was 33 plastic bags of fentanyl pills, weighing 356 grams, 11 plastic bags filled with fentanyl, weighing 237 grams, cutting tools, digital scales, drug ledger, and three cellphones.

Police said that they arrested the owner of the home, 44-year-old Kenny Gonzalez, and charged him with trafficking 200 grams or more of fentanyl, possession to distribute a class A drug, conspiracy to violate the drug law, and a career criminal act- violent crime or serious drug.

Gonzalez’s girlfriend 33-year-old Iliana Sanchez-Pagan was arrested and charged with trafficking 200 grams or more of fentanyl/morphine/opium, conspiracy to violate the drug law, and a warrant arrest.

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