Police seize variety of drugs, cash during New Bedford traffic stop

SE Mass

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WPRI) — A traffic stop early Tuesday morning in New Bedford resulted in the arrest of two suspected drug dealers.

According to Massachusetts State Police, an officer conducted a random RMV inquiry for a gray Range Rover around 4 a.m. and learned the registration had been revoked due to the cancelation of insurance.

The driver, Brittany Dias, 33, of South Boston, and the passenger, Richard Conlon, 41, of Fall River, were told the SUV was going to be towed.

After speaking with Dias and Conlon, police said the troopers developed probable cause to search the driver’s person and found approximately $5,000 in cash along with a golf ball-sized bag containing a substance suspected to be fentanyl.

Inside the vehicle, the troopers found a partially opened dictionary with a hole inside that contained a large number of suspected Xanax pills and multiple bags of substances suspected to be crystal methamphetamine, crack cocaine, oxycodone, and fentanyl, according to police.

They also saw items associated with the use and sale of drugs.

In addition to the pills, the troopers seized roughly 26 grams of fentanyl and 20 grams of crystal methamphetamine, police said.

The pair was arrested and Dias was charged with trafficking in fentanyl and methamphetamine, possession of Class A, B and E substance with intent to distribute (subsequent offense), possession of a class B substance (subsequent offense), operating a motor vehicle with a revoked registration, and operating an uninsured motor vehicle, while Conlon was charged with trafficking in fentanyl and failure to wear a seat belt.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Providence

Download Mobile Apps from WPRI 12
DOWNLOAD APPS NOW: Apple App Store | Google Play Store

12 on 12 - Cold Case Cards: All In

More Cold Case Cards All In
PINPOINT WEATHER // Quick Links:

Dan Yorke State of Mind: Dan's Daily Update

DYSOM 4/9/21: Rep. Carol Hagan McEntee

More Dan Yorke State of Mind

Don't Miss

Viewer Pa on WPRI.com

LIVE CAMS on WPRI.com

More Live Cams

Community Events & Happenings

More Community