New Bedford Police Arrest City Couple For Trafficking Fentanyl


NEW BEDFORD – A New Bedford couple were arrested after city detectives allegedly found nearly 600 grams of fentanyl at their Nash Road home on Monday.

Police said Kenny Gonzalez, 44, and his girlfriend, Iliana Sanchez-Pagan, 33, were arrested and charged with trafficking fentanyl and other offenses following the Sept. 19 search.

Detectives searched the Nash Road residence around 2 p.m. Monday, finding a toolbox containing 33 plastic bags of fentanyl pills weighing 356 grams and 11 plastic bags of fentanyl powder weighing 237 grams – a total of 593 grams of the deadly drug.

Police said they also found a cutter, digital scales, a ledger and three cell phones.

Gonzalez has previous convictions for manslaughter, assault with a dangerous weapon and trafficking in a Class A substance.

He is charged with trafficking 200 grams or more of fentanyl, possession with intent to distribute a class A drug, conspiracy to violate the drug law and being a career criminal.

Sanchez-Pagan is charged with trafficking 200 grams or more of fentanyl, conspiracy to violate the drug law and a warrant for his arrest.

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