NEW BEDFORD (WBSM) — Three people face multiple charges after New Bedford Police detectives executed a search warrant at Harwich Street apartment and discovered drugs and multiple firearms.

As a result of the search, two people were arrested and a third one also charged in connection.

According to police, detectives executed a search warrant at 71 Harwich Street, No. 2 on March 26. They said the targets of the investigation were Leroy Mosley, 50, Jill Martin, 45, and Cheri Jardin, 28.

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Police said the search turned up 44 grams of crack cocaine, over three pounds of marijuana, numerous suboxone strips, and over $800 in cash.

They said detectives “also located a cache of weapons, including four handguns, a sawed-off shotgun, hundreds of rounds of ammunition of varying calibers, and a stun gun. A bullet-resistant vest was also found.”

Mosley and Martin were each arrested and charged with multiple offenses including cocaine trafficking in excess of 36 grams, multiple counts of illegal firearm and ammunition possession, and one count of possessing a large capacity firearm among other criminal charges.

Police said Mosley was also charged under the “career criminal” statute because of his prior convictions for weapon possession and armed robbery.

Jardin was not on scene, police said, but will also be charged and summoned to court.

“In the last 10 days, detectives assigned to the bureau have taken eight guns out of the hands of individuals who possessed them illegally,” police said in a release. “In the last eight days, the same detectives have made 24 arrests for a variety of offenses.”

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