Rhode Island Man Arrested for Fentanyl Trafficking | NECN

Rhode Island Man Arrested for Fentanyl Trafficking

According to authorities, Christian Castellano, 21, was hiding 66 grams of fentanyl in a hidden compartment in his car

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    A Providence man who was arrested in New Bedford Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, is facing drug trafficking charges. (Police photo)

    A Providence man who was arrested in New Bedford is facing drug trafficking charges.

    According to authorities, Christian Castellano, 21, was hiding 66 grams of fentanyl in a hidden compartment in his car. Police said they found the drugs, along with $180 in cash, during a traffic stop in the area of Rockdale Avenue and Allen Street around 6:45 p.m. Tuesday.

    Authorities said they received information that Castellano was dealing fentanyl in the city.

    Castellano was charged with charged with trafficking fentanyl, as well as trafficking in a class B substance near a park.

    The street value of the drugs was estimated at approximately $6,600.

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