NEW BEDFORD — The New Bedford Police Narcotics Unit took more than 20 grams of heroin off the streets Tuesday during an investigation into street level narcotics sales in the city's South End.

During their investigation, police observed 37-year-old Sarah Gada of 75 Ellen Street, Apartment 2E in New Bedford, who was known to have outstanding warrants.

When she was being taken into custody, she displayed behavior consistent with concealing narcotics. Further investigation found more than 20 grams of heroin, about four grams of cocaine, a digital scale, packaging materials and more than $1,500 in cash in her possession.

She was arrested on charges of trafficking in heroin, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and on seven warrants.

She failed to appear in New Bedford District Court back on November 8, 2017, to face seven charges, including possession of Class B substance with intent to distribute, and conspiracy to violate controlled substance act. A warrant was subsequently issued for her arrest.

Gada has failed to appear in court 36 times in her criminal history.

She was held without bail Wednesday, April 25 by Judge James McGovern pending a dangerousness hearing May 1.

--New Bedford Police

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