FALL RIVER (WBSM) — A New Bedford man was sentenced to serve up to four years in state prison after pleading guilty to drug trafficking and possession as well as a firearms violation.

According to the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office, Andre Dorsainvil, 26, was sentenced Tuesday to serve two and a half to four years in state prison after pleading guilty in Fall River Superior Court to indictments charging him with trafficking crack cocaine, possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and unlawful possession of ammunition without an FID card.

The charges stem from November 11, 2020, when New Bedford Police witnessed a known drug dealer enter the backyard of a Purchase Street residence and buy drugs from Dorsainvil.

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Officers approached the yard and Dorsainvil fled on foot while carrying a white sock tied with a knot. He was then seen tossing the sock into a gutter before running back into the residence.

Police recovered the sock and found 38 grams of fentanyl inside along with 81 grams of crack cocaine.

A search of Dorsainvil’s residence led to police seizing $5,500 in cash, drug packaging materials and several rounds of ammunition.

At the time of his arrest, New Bedford Police posted on Facebook that a loaded .40-caliber handgun was also found, and that Dorsainvil was a known gang member with a Monte Park affiliation.

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