Bail set at $20K cash for accused New Bedford drug trafficker – News – southcoasttoday.com

New Bedford detectives bust fentanyl service - News - southcoasttoday.com

Bail set at $20K cash for accused New Bedford drug trafficker – News – southcoasttoday.com

NEW BEDFORD — A Braintree woman, arrested last week with her boyfriend while he was making a fentanyl delivery in New Bedford’s near North End, is free after making $20,000 cash bail, court documents say.

Judge David P. Sorrenti found Luz M. Caban, 60, of 800 West St., Apartment 2304, to be a danger to public safety after a pre-trial detention hearing Tuesday in New Bedford District Court, according to court documents. However, the judge found less restrictive means to protect the public.

He set bail at $20,000 cash and it was posted that same day, according to court records.

Sorrenti also ordered Caban to be fitted for a GPS monitoring device and be on curfew from 9 p.m. to 8 a.m. The case was continued until July 31 for a probable cause hearing in New Bedford District Court.

Caban’s codefendant and boyfriend, Robinson Paradisfeliz, 44, of the same Braintree address, was found dangerous and ordered held without bail for four months awaiting trial after a pre-trial detention hearing June 28 in New Bedford District Court.

Caban and Paradisfeliz are both charged with trafficking fentanyl more than 10 grams and conspiracy to violate the drug laws, police said.

Paradisfeliz is charged with operating a fentanyl delivery service in New Bedford, based on information from a confidential and reliable informant for the New Bedford Police Department’s narcotics unit, the Organized Crime Intelligence Bureau, according to court records.

Caban was with Paradisfeliz when New Bedford police arrested him about 4 p.m. June 27 on Adams Street in the city’s near North End. She told police they live together in Braintree and Paradisfeliz asked her to come with him on a ride to New Bedford from Braintree.

New Bedford police found 493.1 grams of fentanyl in the car, according to court documents. Police seized $28 from Caban and $5 from Paradisfeliz.

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