RI man busted in New Bedford with $6k worth of fentanyl

Courtesy of New Bedford Police

By: News Staff

news@abc6.com

NEW BEDFORD, M.A. – New Bedford Police reported a Rhode Island man has been arrested on charges of trafficking fentanyl.

According to police, of the New Bedford Police Department narcotics unit seized 66 grams of fentanyl Tuesday, after a vehicle was stopped near Allen Street and Rockdale Avenue at about 6:45 p.m.

Police say they received information that the driver, identified as 21-year-old Christian Castellano, of Providence, was dealing fentanyl in the city.

A search of Castellano’s vehicle revealed a hidden compartment containing 66 grams of fentanyl.

Castellano was subsequently charged with trafficking fentanyl (over 36 grams) and trafficking in a class B substance near a park (Buttonwood Park.)

Police say they also located $180 in the hidden compartment, and that the street value of the drugs was estimated at $6,600.

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