New Bedford Fentanyl Trafficker Sentenced to Prison

Bristol County District Attorney’s Office

Thomas M. Quinn III
District Attorney

Press Release
February 21, 2023

A 23- year-old New Bedford Fentanyl Trafficker was sentenced to serve up to seven years in state prison last week, Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III announced.

Rory Barrows, Jr. pleaded guilty in Fall River Superior Court on Feb. 16th to an indictment charging him with Trafficking in Fentanyl.

After an extensive investigation, New Bedford Police’s Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant at the defendant’s Campbell Street address on January 12, 2022. Inside his bedroom, detectives found 226.8 grams of fentanyl split into 20 separate bags, other drug distribution paraphernalia and $1,070 in cash.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Steve Butts and the four-and-a-half to seven year state prison sentence was imposed by Judge Sharon Donatelle.

“The defendant was trafficking large amounts of fentanyl, which is clearly contributing to the drug epidemic in our communities,” District Attorney Quinn said.


Gregg Miliote

Director of Communications