Dartmouth man arrested on fentanyl trafficking charges

Nov 2, 2021

A Dartmouth man was arrested on charges of trafficking 60 grams of fentanyl following an investigation by New Bedford Police narcotics and gang detectives, New Bedford Police reported. 

Matthew Caplan, 33, of 17 Swift Road, Dartmouth was arrested after a search warrant was executed at his home as a result of an investigation by New Bedford Police into a fentanyl dealing operation. 

Detectives located two plastic bags of fentanyl weighing 60 grams, two digital scales, numerous plastic bags with corners cut out, packaging materials, and $15,000 in cash, New Bedford Police reported. 

He was charged on Oct. 30 with trafficking in 36 grams or more of fentanyl.