New Bedford Man Arrested Following Drug Raid Operation
NEW BEDFORD (WBSM) — New Bedford Police detectives arrested a man following a drug raid at his apartment in the city.
On Saturday, February 10, detectives concluded an investigation into an alleged cocaine distribution operation out of 263 Phillips Avenue, Apartment 3.
During a search, police said they found Jarrod Alves, 35, to allegedly have over 157 grams of cocaine and 80 grams of fentanyl, as well as Xanax, Ecstasy and mushrooms in his New Bedford apartment.
Police also located digital scales and packaging materials. In addition, over $2,400 in cash was seized from the apartment as a result of it being proceeds from drug activity.
Alves was charged with several offenses, including trafficking in cocaine, trafficking in fentanyl, and possession with intent to distribute Classes A, B, C, D, and E substances.
According to Police, Alves was previously convicted of possession with intent to distribute Class A in 2014, making this a subsequent offense that can carry stiffer penalties.
At the time of his arrest, police said Alves was on probation out of Bristol Superior Court. He has a history of convictions for a variety of charges, including firearm offenses, assault with a dangerous weapon, resisting arrest, and assault and battery on a police officer.
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