NEW BEDFORD — New Bedford Police narcotics and gang units made 14 arrests Wednesday and took a gun and narcotics off the street as part of a sweep targeting narcotics use and other illegal activity in the Nort End.

As part of the sweep, police executed a search warrant at 311 Coggeshall St. Apt. 1 as part of an investigation into a cocaine distribution service out of that address.

Police seized a loaded 9mm Taurus Slim semi-automatic pistol and an additional magazine containing 9mm ammunition. A small amount of crack cocaine, digital scales and packaging materials were also located along with a small amount of cash.

As a result, four people were arrested:

--Khaylon Cruz, 22, 311 Coggeshall St. Apt. 1, New Bedford, was charged with possession of a firearm with serial numbers obliterated, possession of a firearm without a license, improper storage of a firearm, two counts of unlawful possession of ammunition and possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute.

--Angel Mejia, 21, 27 Hicks St. Apt. 1 E, New Bedford, was charged with two counts of unlawful possession of ammunition, improper storage of a firearm, possession of a firearm with serial numbers obliterated, possession of a firearm without a license and a warrant arrest.

--A 17-year-old male juvenile from Fall River was charged with possession of a firearm with serial numbers obliterated, possession of a firearm without a license, improper storage of a firearm and two counts of unlawful possession of ammunition.

--Jamareh Alphoso Allen, 22, of 311 Coggeshall St. Apt. 1, New Bedford, was charged with possession of a firearm with serial numbers obliterated, possession of a firearm without a license, improper storage of a firearm, two counts of unlawful possession of ammunition and possession of cocaine.

The sweep also led to the following arrests:

--Jonathan S. Lopes, 31, 101 Phillips Ave. Apt. 1W, New Bedford, warrant arrest.

--Elebren Perez, 30, 155 Tallman St. Apt. 3, New Bedford, possession of an open container of alcohol.

--Steven Galipeau, 36, 287 Coffin Ave., New Bedford, warrant arrest.

--Billieleigh Galipeau, 46, 287 Coffin Ave., Apt. 3W, New Bedford, warrant arrest.

--Kristine MacDonald, 26, 6 Bryn Mawr Way, Newbury, warrant arrest.

--Noel A Lopez, 27, 158 Crapo St. Apt. 3, New Bedford, having no inspection sticker, operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license.

--Brian B. Monteiro, 30, 189 Highland Ave., Dartmouth, warrant arrest.

--Bryan Nunez-Raldiris, 31, 328 Ashley Blvd. Apt. 3S, warrant arrest.

--Lyrik Vernosky Caraballo, 20, 135 Nash road Apt. 1, New Bedford, warrant arrest.

--Manuel Enrique Torres, 25, 966 County St. Apt. 2, New Bedford, warrant arrest.

--New Bedford Police