DARTMOUTH — A Dartmouth man who had been arrested following an armed standoff with police last May has been arrested again, this time on charges of possessing a "ghost gun," another firearm and drugs.

According to police, a search warrant was executed this morning at approximately 6 a.m. at 1 Fenton Street in Dartmouth by members of the Dartmouth Police Department Investigative Services Division and the Southeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council S.W.A.T. team.

“During the course of the search, detectives located a 9mm semi-automatic ‘ghost' gun, which is an unserialized and untraceable firearm bought online, a .22 caliber revolver, miscellaneous ammunition, 1,050 bags of suspected fentanyl (total weight of 21 grams), 47 grams of suspected psilocybin (commonly referred to as ‘mushrooms’), 25 ounces of suspected marijuana, 20 vials of suspected steroids, and $5,870 in U.S. currency,” police said.

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Police arrested the occupant of the residence, Derrick Paine, 41, and charged him with two counts of felony possession of a firearm, possession of ammunition without a firearms identification card, trafficking of fentanyl, possession of a Class C drug, possession of a Class D drug, and possession of a Class E drug.

Courtesy Dartmouth Police
Courtesy Dartmouth Police

Detectives Derek Sousa and Matthew Correia, who led the investigation, were praised by Dartmouth Police Chief Brian P. Levesque.

“As a result of their hard work and dedication, my detectives were not only able to remove this dangerous individual from the community, but also plausibly save the lives of countless others by removing these deadly drugs and illegally possessed guns from the streets,” he said.

Paine was previously arrested last May after an early-morning standoff with police in which he had barricaded himself inside that same Fenton Street home with a firearm.

At that time, he was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and carrying a firearm without a license, as well as an outstanding warrant for motor vehicle offenses.

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