NEW BEDFORD — The New Bedford Police Narcotics Unit arrested three people Monday in connection with an investigation into a narcotics distribution service being operated out of 49 Nelson Street, Apartment 1N.

A search of the residence uncovered small amounts of cocaine, two Suboxone strips, digital scales, packaging materials and a small amount of cash.

Police subsequently made the following arrests:

Robert Smith, 60, of 49 Nelson Street, New Bedford, on charges of possession of Suboxone with intent to distribute and possession of Suboxone with intent to distribute, subsequent offense. He was found guilty of distributing a Class B substance in 2010.

Tonilyn Capezzuto, 30, of 49 Nelson Street, New Bedford, on charges of possession of cocaine.

Rolando Ibarra, 39, of 9 Bedford Street, Apartment. 26, New Bedford, on charges of possession of Suboxone.

--New Bedford Police