NEW BEDFORD — New Bedford police have arrested a city man and convicted kidnapper on drug and gun charges after allegedly finding a "ghost gun" and fentanyl in his Clarks Point apartment.

Police spokesman Lt. Scott Carola said organized crime detectives searched the Aquidneck Street home of 41-year-old Jered Jones on May 11.

The search came after an investigation into a cocaine delivery service that was allegedly operating at Jones' address, Carola said.

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According to Carola, the detectives found a 9mm firearm loaded with 24 rounds in a large capacity magazine during the search.

Police said the weapon is a "ghost" gun, or an untraceable firearm that is made or assembled at home.

Detectives also allegedly turned up several bags of fentanyl and crack cocaine along with more than $1,500 in cash, which was seized as the likely proceeds of illegal drug sales.

Jones has a number of prior convictions in the Boston area, including for kidnapping as well as larceny, armed assault, and assault with a dangerous weapon, Carola said.

He now faces charges of possessing with intent to distribute a class A and class B substance, and illegally possessing of a firearm, high capacity feeding device, and ammunition.

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