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Southeastern Massachusetts man arrested after police seize large number of fake pills containing fentanyl



A southeastern Massachusetts man has been arrested after a large number of fentanyl pills were seized by police during a search.

According to police in Barnstable, on Tuesday, as the result of a lengthy narcotics investigation by members of the Barnstable Police Department Detective Unit and the Drug Enforcement Administration Cape Cod Resident Office, 32-year-old Richard Fraga of Hyannis was taken into custody on trafficking narcotics charges. Members of the Cape Cod Regional SWAT Team, Barnstable Patrol Force, Yarmouth Police Department, and Dennis Police Department also assisted in the execution of the search warrant. Barnstable Police K-9 Yvonne was deployed to assist in the search of the premises.

As a result of the search warrant, 39 grams of fentanyl, which included a large number of fake oxycodone pills containing fentanyl, 5 grams of MDA, and a sum of cash were seized.

Fraga was held on $1,000 bail at the Barnstable Police Department and will be arraigned at Barnstable District Court on Wednesday.

Fraga is being charged with Trafficking in Fentanyl (over 36 grams) and Possession of Class C Substance with Intent to Distribute.

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