New Bedford man, arrested twice for trafficking fentanyl, sentenced to prison

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WLNE) — The Bristol County District Attorney’s Office said Thursday a New Bedford man who was arrested twice for trafficking fentanyl has been sentenced to prison.

District Attorney Thomas Quinn said that Angel Perez, 33, plead guilty to two separate cases that charged him with two counts of trafficking fentanyl and one count of possession with intent to distribute fentanyl.

In August 2020, police executed a search warrant on the 33-year-old, who was found in his car.

Quinn said when police approached the car, Perez refused to open the door, forcing officers to break the window.

After he was found with fentanyl, police searched his home where they found more fentanyl and thousands of dollars in cash.

He was arrested and later released.

In October 2021, Perez was arrested for the same charges.

Last week, Perez was sentenced to serve five to six years in state prison.

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