New Bedford man pleads guilty to fentanyl charge

Bristol County District Attorney's Office. (WLNE)

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WLNE) — Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn said Friday that a New Bedford man was sentenced earlier this week.

Quinn said 38-year-old Brian Weber will serve four years in state prison and two years of probation.

Weber pleaded guilty in fall River in court Monday for trafficking fentanyl and possession of methamphetamine with an intent to sell.

“This defendant was selling fentanyl and profiting off people’s addiction,” said Quinn. “It is important to note that we moved to have him detained as a danger to the community at his arraignment based on the facts of this case and his lengthy criminal record.”

Weber was arrested back in August 2021 after New Bedford police executed a search warrant while he was walking out of his home. Police took him back to his house and found over 100 grams of fentanyl and two bags of methamphetamine.

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