DARTMOUTH — Dartmouth Police and Fairhaven Police detectives seized 200 grams of suspected fentanyl Friday, resulting in an arrest, officials said.
In connection with a Dartmouth Police Department narcotics investigation, members of the Detective Division of Dartmouth and Fairhaven police departments executed a search warrant at 38 Beechwood Drive in Dartmouth, according to spokesman Det. Kyle Costa.
Including the 200 grams of suspected fentanyl, during the search detectives seized Suboxone, scales and packaging material, said Costa, spokesman for the Dartmouth Police Department, in a news release.
As a result, Dartmouth Police arrested Ryan Wood, 26. and charged him with trafficking fentanyl (over 200 grams), possession with intent to distribute a Class B drug (Suboxone) in a school zone and possession with intent to distribute a Class B drug, Costa said.
The investigation was led by Dartmouth Police Det. Derek Sousa, he said.
“I am very proud of the efforts put forth by my detectives,” Brian Levesque, acting chief of police said in a statement. “Not only did they take $20,000 worth of a very dangerous drug off of the street, but they also most likely saved numerous lives in the process of doing so.”
— Aimee Chiavaroli