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6 arrested after police find fentanyl, cocaine in New Bedford apartment


This is a file image of a New Bedford police cruiser. (WLNE)

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WLNE) — Six people were arrested after police found fentanyl and cocaine in a New Bedford apartment last week.

On Sept. 14, New Bedford police executed a search warrant at a home on Rodney Street, after receiving complaints from multiple neighbors.

Officers seized 13 oxycodone tablets, a plastic bag of cocaine weighing .5 grams, and nearly 8 grams of loose fentanyl packaged in a manner for street-level sales.

Officers also found 5 digital scales, cutting agents, and packaging material.

As a result of the findings, the department arrested:

  • Joseph Demers, 56
  • Jonathan Digaetano, 36
  • Amanda Yapejian, 36
  • Robert Mills, 37
  • Sandra Dunn, 54
  • Steven Galipeau, 41

The six people arrested were charged with possession to distribute a class A drug and conspiracy to violate the drug law.

Demers, who police said was the target of the investigation, also had two warrant arrests.





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