NEW BEDFORD (WBSM) — New Bedford Police have placed a man under arrest for allegedly trafficking cocaine.

On April 1 at around 11 p.m., detectives concluded an investigation into a cocaine distribution service being operated out of 89 Barrett Street.

The target of the investigation was Andres Galvan Santana, 50.

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During surveillance, police said they observed Santana in an alleged drug transaction outside of the home. When stopped by detectives, he was allegedly found to be in possession of two plastic baggies containing approximately 261 grams of cocaine.

A search warrant was executed at the residence, and police said they found an additional 16 grams, along with digital scales and packaging materials.

Santana was placed under arrest and charged with trafficking in excess of 200 grams of cocaine.

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