NEW BEDFORD — Members of the police narcotics unit took more than 180 grams of cocaine, with a value of over $18,000 off the street Tuesday night.

The seizure of the cocaine came after an investigation into a cocaine distribution service being operated out of 91 Hathaway Street in New Bedford.

Police used a search warrant and located the suspect in his vehicle on Belleville Avenue near Sawyer Street. He was taken to his residence. There, a search turned-up nearly 180 grams of cocaine, a digital scale, packaging material and more than $800 in cash. An additional 1.7 grams of cocaine were located in the vehicle.

Detectives arrested Joe Chamberlain, 31, of 91 Hathaway Street on charges of trafficking in cocaine, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended licensed and possession of class B substance with intent to distribute, second offense.

The arrest was made at 9:45 p.m. on Tuesday.

New Bedford Police Department

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