New Bedford drug dealer sentenced to 3 years in prison

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NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WLNE) — The Bristol County District Attorney’s Office said Tuesday that a New Bedford drug dealer was sentenced to three years prison.

District Attorney Thomas Quinn said Montalvo, who’s 39 years old, pled guilty to the following:

  • Possession with intent to distribute fentanyl
  • Possession of cocaine
  • Possession of suboxone
  • Unlawful possession of a firearm
  • Unlawful possession of ammunition without an FID Card

Quinn said New Bedford police executed a search warrant in September 2021 on Coggeshall Street, targeting Montalvo.

There, police seized a loaded 45 caliber handgun, about 30 grams of fentanyl, 1.2 grams of cocaine, packaging materials, digital scales, a ledger and $3,200.

Aside from Montalvo’s prison sentence, Quinn said he will also be on probation for two more years. Montalvo will undergo random drug testing and complete substance abuse treatment.

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