Suspected New Bedford drug traffickers arrested near bus station


NEW BEDFORD – New Bedford organized crime detectives arrested two men on charges of fentanyl trafficking after observing an apparent drug deal near the downtown bus station on Tuesday.

Kenneth Cosgrave, 40, of Hathaway Street and Devin Jenkins, 32, of Cottage Street, are both charged with trafficking fentanyl in more than 18 grams of fentanyl after previous convictions and a conspiracy.

Police said detectives set up surveillance in the city center on November 30 before seeing what appeared to be a two-man drug case near the SRTA bus terminal on Elm Street.

As the men were leaving the area, police said, the units arrested them and discovered Cosgrave had more than 21 grams of fentanyl on him and $ 2,363 in cash.

Police say Cosgrave has previously been convicted of possession of fentanyl with the intention of distributing it in August 2020, and has a number of cases pending in higher and district courts on various drug and theft charges.

Jenkins turned out to have $ 3,991 in cash. Police said he had previously been convicted by the Fall River District Court of narcotics and firearms offenses.

Both men were arrested and the money seized due to the nature of the charges.

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