New Bedford man, woman arrested on drug trafficking charges

Mugshot photos of 33-year-old Roberto Encarnacion (left) and 36-year-old Heather Cruz (right). (Town of Dartmouth Police Department)

DARTMOUTH, Mass. (WLNE) — Two people wanted for drug trafficking charges in New Bedford were arrested Tuesday.

Dartmouth Police Det. Kyle Costa said the search happened just after 3 p.m. on Sawyer Street.

Costa said nearly 60 grams of suspected fentanyl, 37 grams of suspected crack cocaine, and 13 grams of powder cocaine were found during the search. Additionally, about $2,513 was seized from the home.

Dartmouth police shared this photo of drugs and money seized from a home on Sawyer Street.

Costa said Roberto Encarnacion, 33, and Heather Cruz, 36, were arrested and charged with trafficking fentanyl, cocaine, and possession with intent to distribute.

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