NEW BEDFORD — Over the weekend, police in New Bedford arrested two city residents on drug trafficking charges and a juvenile who was allegedly caught in a car with an unlicensed gun and an open bottle of tequila.

Police said the 16-year-old — who is not being named — was arrested on Saturday during a traffic stop in which they were found with a large capacity firearm and an open bottle of tequila.

The firearm was a loaded Glock 9mm pistol with a mounted targeting laser and a magazine that can hold 17 rounds of ammunition, police said.

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The teenager is charged with carrying a loaded, large-capacity firearm without a license as well as possession of liquor.

Just one day prior, on Friday, narcotics detectives searched 47-year-old Geoffrey Terry's Weld Street apartment.

Police said the detectives allegedly found around 115 grams of crack cocaine along with digital scales, cell phones, and packaging materials, as well as $170 in cash, which was seized.

Cash and drugs allegedly seized from a Weld Street apartment in New Bedford.
Courtesy New Bedford Police

Terry's girlfriend, 53-year-old Desiree Covell, was also found to have a firearm that was not properly secured, according to police.

Both Terry and Covell are facing charges of trafficking more than 100 grams of crack cocaine and conspiracy to violate the controlled substance laws.

Covell is also charged with improperly storing a firearm.

Police seized Covell's two firearms as well as her license to carry due to the nature of the charges against her.

Terry has previously been convicted of possessing with intent to distribute a class B substance, according to police.

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