NEW BEDFORD — A New Bedford man arrested for drug possession while he was out on bail for a previous charge has been ordered held without bail.

The Bristol County District Attorney's Office says Eduardo Aguillar Serrano, 32, was arrested on September 17, 2018, after New Bedford Police executed a search warrant for his apartment and two vehicles. At the time the warrants were obtained, Serrano was free on bail in connection to a 2017 drug trafficking case against him.

During the search, police witnessed Serrano walk to his Chevrolet Camaro while carrying a bag over his shoulder. Police say Serrano entered the Camaro and began to drive away when police attempted to stop him. Police say Serrano tried to flee, striking two police vehicles in the process.

A search of the vehicle turned up 487 grams of heroin and $2,183 in the bag Serrano had been carrying.

The Bristol County District Attorney's Office says in addition to the open cocaine and heroin trafficking case from 2017, Serrano also had an immigration detainer lodged against him from the Rhode Island Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency for "jumping bail" on an immigration case.

Serrano was indicted by a Bristol County Grand Jury on a charge of trafficking in heroin over 200 grams last month. He was ordered held without bail pending trial in Superior Court during his dangerousness hearing last week.

Serrano is due back in Superior Court for a pretrial hearing on February 8.

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