67-year old New Bedford man arrested on drug charges, possession of sawed-off shotgun

On Dec. 28, New Bedford police detectives seized a sawed-off shotgun, 6.4 grams of cocaine, 3 suboxone film strips, 4 shotgun shells, 2 rounds of .380 auto, drug paraphernalia, and $1504 at 69 Nelson St. Apt. 2E.

67-year old Joseph Smith was subsequently arrested and charged with drug possession and several firearms-related offenses including possession of a sawed-off shotgun.

The case was investigated by Detective Matthew Sylvia.

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