NEW BEDFORD — The New Bedford Police gang unit took cocaine and ammunition off the streets Tuesday, following an investigation into a cocaine distribution service out of 21 Sycamore Street, Apartment 2.

The target of the investigation, 21-year-old Dante Hector of that address, was arrested and charged with trafficking cocaine, unlawful possession of ammunition and possession of Suboxone strips with intent to distribute.

Police executed a search warrant at the residence and found about 28 grams of cocaine, 19 Suboxone strips, digital scales, packaging materials, $1,113 in cash and eight rounds of .380 ammunition. Police say the cocaine has a street value of about $3,000.

Hector was ordered held without bail until July 2 after being found in violation of the bail set on his previous cases. He has open cases for armed assault in a dwelling, unlawful possession of a firearm and conspiracy to violate drug laws. That bail comes with the stipulation that the defendant avoid any further criminal activity.

Judge Robert S. Ovoian set bail at $10,000 on the new charges. The case is continued to May 3.

--New Bedford Police