$19k worth of drugs seized from New Bedford home; couple arrested

Jose Alberto Santiago and Desaree Sanchez

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WPRI) — A New Bedford couple was taken into custody over the weekend after police seized an estimated $19,000 worth of drugs from their home.

Investigators executed a search warrant Saturday afternoon at an apartment on Reynolds Street. Police said they had been investigating a heroin delivery service being operated out of the home.

During the search, police said they found 198 grams of heroin, 51 grams of marijuana, packaging materials, and $7,939 in cash. The husband and wife who reside at the home were arrested.

Jose Alberto Santiago, 38, and Desaree Sanchez, 35, were arraigned Monday on drug trafficking charges.

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