NEW BEDFORD (WBSM) — New Bedford Police arrested a city man recently on a warrant and discovered he was allegedly in possession of a gun and crack cocaine.

According to New Bedford Police, Detectives Matthew Couture and Jonathan Miranda were operating in the city’s North End on June 12 when they observed a vehicle driven by Jonathan Martinez, 40, of New Bedford.

The detectives knew Martinez had a warrant out for his arrest.

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The detectives stopped the vehicle and Martinez was taken into custody. Police said further investigation revealed a loaded 9mm firearm in the vehicle’s center console, for which Martinez did not possess a license, as well as a baggie of crack cocaine in his pocket.

Martinez now faces additional charges of carrying a loaded firearm and possession of crack cocaine in addition to charges on the original warrant.

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