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.

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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.

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