NEW BEDFORD — On Wednesday, New Bedford police arrested a city man with a previous cocaine dealing conviction for fentanyl trafficking.

Police said detectives searched 26-year-old Manuel Mejia's Belleville Avenue apartment on Nov. 17.

They allegedly found more than 70 grams of fentanyl, cutting agent, packaging materials and a digital scale.

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Mejia was arrested and is charged with fentanyl trafficking and motor vehicle offenses.

He was previously convicted of distributing cocaine in September 2016, and police said he has several open cases in district court for drug and firearm related offenses.

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