New Bedford Police Arrest Three on Drugs, Gun Charges
NEW BEDFORD — New Bedford police arrested two men and a juvenile on multiple drugs and firearms charges after conducting two searches in the city on Thursday.
Police said that on Sept. 30, narcotics detectives searched a 23 Tallman St. home, where a 17-year-old was found with fentanyl, a digital scale and packaging materials.
The detectives also found two handguns, a 9mm Poly 80 and a 9mm Beretta that was later found to have been stolen out of New Hampshire, as well as over 223 rounds of ammunition.
Both pistols were loaded with high-capacity magazines, according to police.
The juvenile was charged with a variety of drugs and firearm offenses. He is currently on probation.
Later that same day, police searched 353 Coggeshall St. and seized a loaded 45 caliber handgun, around 30 grams of fentanyl, 1.2 grams of cocaine, packaging materials, digital scales, a ledger, and $3,200 cash.
Ernesto Montalvo, 38, and Craig Pickin, 57, were arrested and charged with fentanyl trafficking along with other narcotics and firearm related charges.