New Bedford PD: Repeat Offender Caught With 70 Grams of Fentanyl

According to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, as little as 2 milligrams can be a lethal dose of fentanyl, depending on the person's body size, tolerance and past usage. To put it in perspective, the 70 grams found in New Bedford is equivalent to about 70,000 milligrams.

New Bedford, Mass. (WLNE) – New Bedford Police said they arrested a man on a charge of trafficking fentanyl, and they said he has numerous past arrests involving drugs.

New Bedford Police served a search warrant at an apartment on Belleville Avenue on November 17. Officers said they found over 70 grams of fentanyl, cutting agent, packaging materials and a digital scale. 26-year-old Manuel Mejia was arrested. Mejia is charged with trafficking fentanyl, as well as some motor vehicle violations.

Police said Mejia has a history of drug offenses. They said he was convicted for distributing cocaine in September 2016. In addition, they said he has several open cases for drug offenses and firearm offenses in New Bedford District Court.

According to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, as little as 2 milligrams can be a lethal dose of fentanyl, depending on the person’s body size, tolerance and past usage. To put it in perspective, the 70 grams found in New Bedford is equivalent to about 70,000 milligrams.

New Bedford Police ask that anyone who has information on drug activity or other criminal activity call their anonymous voicemail line at 508-991-6300, Ext. 1. You can also leave tips through their website.

 

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