“A 26-year-old New Bedford narcotics trafficker was sentenced to serve two-and-a-half to four years in state prison on Tuesday, Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III announced.
Andre Dorsainvil pled guilty in Fall River Superior Court to indictments charging him with Trafficking Crack Cocaine, Possession with Intent to Distribute Fentanyl and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition Without an FID Card.
On November 11, 2020, New Bedford Police witnessed a known drug user enter the backyard of a Purchase Street residence and purchase narcotics from the defendant. When officers approached the yard, the defendant fled on foot while carrying a white sock with a knot. The defendant was observed tossing the sock into a gutter before running back into the Purchase Street residence. The sock was recovered and was found to contain 38 grams of fentanyl and 81 grams of crack-cocaine.
Police then obtained a search warrant for the defendant’s residence, where they seized $5,5000 in cash, drug dealing packaging materials and several rounds of ammunition.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Gilian Kirsch and the state prison sentence was imposed by Judge Valerie Yarashus.”