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New Bedford Man Pleads Guilty To Possessing Fentanyl, Meth, and Cocaine

Contact: Beth Stone


PLYMOUTH — A New Bedford man has been sentenced to serve four years in State Prison on charges that he possessed Fentanyl, Methamphetamine and Cocaine, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz announced today. Jakeem Finley (DOB: 08/14/95) of New Bedford, pleaded guilty late Thursday to one count each of Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B, Fentanyl, Subsequent Offense, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class, B, Methamphetamine, Subsequent Offense, and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B, Cocaine, Subsequent Offense. Plymouth Superior Court Judge Thomas Perrino sentenced Finley to serve four years to four years and one day in State Prison. During the months of October and November, 2017, the Old Colony Anti-Crime Police Task Force and Kingston Police received information regarding the distribution of Fentanyl in the Plymouth and Kingston areas and an investigation commenced. As a result of the investigation, Finley was identified as a distributor of the drugs out of an apartment on Anderson Avenue in Kingston. Kington Police sought and obtained a search warrant for #33 Anderson Avenue. On November 27, 2017, Finley was placed under arrest at a gas station in Carver and police executed the search warrant. At the apartment, police found several large knotted plastic bags containing Fentanyl and weighing approximately 118 grams belonging to Finley. Police also located digital scales, packaging materials and cash. The co-defendant Edgardo Ramos’ case is still pending in the Plymouth Superior Court at this time. The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Brian Fahy and was investigated by the Old Colony Anti-Crime Police Task Force and Kingston Police. 

April 26, 2019