NEW BEDFORD — Following an investigation, members of the New Bedford Police Gang Unit and Organized Crime Intelligence Bureau (Narcotics Division) conducted a search warrant Monday evening at 6:15 p.m.

The search warrant was conducted at 15 Bullard Street, on the second and third floor apartments. The target of the search warrant was 21-year-old Miguel Martins, the resident of the second floor apartment.

Results of the search in the second floor apartment uncovered 44 grams of cocaine, packaging materials, a scale and $1,347 in cash. Arrested in the apartment was Martins and his roommate, 33-year-old Corey Houser.

Detectives also searched the third floor apartment belonging to 57-year-old Mark Sylvia. A search of his apartment uncovered 2.6 grams of cocaine, packaging materials, a scale, $100 in cash and a loaded Master Arms 9mm rifle with a high capacity magazine.

Martins is charged with trafficking cocaine; unlawful possession of ammunition; possession of a large capacity firearm; unlawful possession of a high capacity magazine; and improper storage of a large capacity firearm.

Houser is charged with possession with intent to distribute a Class B substance; and possession with intent to distribute a Class B substance, subsequent offense.

Sylvia is charged with possession with intent to distribute a Class B substance; unlawful possession of ammunition; possession of a large capacity firearm; unlawful possession of a high capacity magazine; and improper storage of a large capacity firearm.

Martins and Sylvia are being held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing Dec. 12. A bail of $500 was set for Houser.

--New Bedford Police