New Bedford Dealer Sentenced on Drug, Gun Charges
NEW BEDFORD — A 22-year-old New Bedford man will spend up to three and a half years in prison after he was arrested last spring for selling drugs while in possession of an illegal gun.
The Bristol County District Attorney's Office said Teagan Dauphin-Potter was sentenced after pleading guilty to multiple firearms and narcotics charges in Fall River Superior Court.
He admitted to charges including possessing an illegal firearm and ammunition as well as possession with intent to distribute fentanyl, amphetamines, and class D and B drugs.
Dauphin-Potter was arrested in April 2021 after New Bedford organized crime detectives searched a Tarkiln Hill Road home where he lives with his parents, according to the D.A.'s office.
Police found and seized 41 fentanyl tabs, 342 amphetamine tabs, 199 adderall pills, and crack cocaine from his bedroom.
Also in his bedroom were 129 THC vape cartridges, 765 THC edibles, more than two and a half pounds of marijuana, and a loaded Glock 9mm pistol with a large capacity magazine, another magazine, and more than $13,000 in cash.
Dauphin-Potter was arrested after the search.
Judge William White handed down the sentence of two and a half to three and a half years in prison.