DA: New Bedford Drug Dealer Ordered Held Without Bail
A 24-year-old New Bedford man arrested earlier this month in possession of narcotics and cash while already out on a bail for a domestic assault case was ordered held without bail on Tuesday after being found dangerous by a district court judge, according to the Office of Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III.
Timothy Oliver is charged with trafficking in excess of 200 grams of cocaine and conspiracy to violate the drug law. New Bedford Police say they arrested Oliver and a co-conspirator with 680 grams of cocaine and $14,981 in cash
New Bedford detectives this spring were investigating a cocaine distribution service when they learned that on June 1 Oliver and Kelvin Trinidad, 25, of New Bedford, were to receive a package from the U.S. Postal Service at Oliver's Stowell Street apartment, the DA's office said today.
Officers set up surveillance and observed the defendants begin to detail a car with a power washer and blue bucket in the street. A postal truck arrived and delivered a package to the house. Oliver left the car work and went inside before coming back outside a short time later. The defendants finished detailing the car, put the tools away, and placed an item in the back of a black Toyota. The defendants then entered the Toyota and headed eastbound. Police stopped the car and a search warrant was executed on both the vehicle and the apartment, according to Quinn's office.
Inside the apartment, police say they seized 92 grams of cocaine and 82 grams of crack cocaine, along with $14,833 dollars in cash. Inside the vehicle, police allegedly found an additional 510 grams of cocaine.
Tuesday's dangerousness hearing for Oliver was held before Judge Sabine Coyne who ordered him held for up to 120 days awaiting trial.
Trinidad on June 2 was found dangerous and ordered held by Judge Joseph Harrington. He is charged with trafficking in excess of 200 grams of cocaine, conspiracy to violate the drug laws and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. According to a previous report, Jouvette lives at 36 Jouvette St. and Oliver lives at 48 Stowell St.
The cases against both men are being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Eric Demoura.
"I am very pleased that the court detained both defendants as dangers to the community, which is exactly what they are. Defendant Oliver was caught with an extraordinary amount of cocaine and was already out on bail for a domestic assault. He has already violated his conditions of release on that case prior to being arrested for this very serious charge. He needs to be off the streets," District Attorney Quinn said.