NEW BEDFORD- NBPD Detectives seized large quantities of fentanyl, cocaine, marijuana, more than $18,000 and ammunition during three separate incidents in recent days, according to a press release.
On June 15, an investigation led to a traffic stop where detectives seized 24 grams of cocaine. A subsequent search of 1276 Pleasant St. #1, led to 269 grams of cocaine with a street value of $26,900 and $6,504.
As a result, Jonathan Garcia, 30, 1276 Pleasant St. Apt. 1, was charged with trafficking, conspiracy and a suspended license (subsequent). Jose Rivera De Leon, 25, 1276 Pleasant St., Apt. 1 was charged with trafficking, possession, conspiracy, a suspended license and traffic violations. Detective Lavar Gilbert investigated the case.
During a search of 52 Willard St., Apt. 2 on June 12, police discovered 528 grams of fentanyl with a street value of $52,000, 21 rounds of 9mm ammunition and $350 currency. As a result, Lino R. Simoes, 46, 52 Willard St., Apt. 2, was charged with trafficking, possession to distribute and ammunition without a FID card. Simoes does not possess a license to carry a firearm and was previously convicted of trafficking. Detective Timothy Soares led the investigation.
Also on June 12, searches at Rosalinda’s Fashion, 104 Allen St. and 98 Allen St., Apt. 2 resulted in the seizure of 512 grams with a street value of $51,200 of cocaine, 3.5lbs of marijuana, paraphernalia and $12,194. Jose E. Nieves, 45, 98 Allen St. Apt. #2M, was charged with trafficking and possession to distribute. Detective Timothy Soares Detective and Detective Kevin Barbosa led the investigation.
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