Separate arrests over the Fourth of July holiday weekend led to firearms and drug trafficking charges.
On July 3, detectives seized 54 grams of cocaine and $614 at 75 Crapo St. Apt. #1N. As a result, Jorge Duarte, 26, 75 Crapo St., Apt. #1N was charged with drug trafficking. He is currently on pre-trial probation for firearms offenses. Detective Kevin Barbosa investigated the case.
On July 4, New Bedford police detectives charged Jayante Arthur Antone, 23, 7 Bannister St. Apt. #1, in the area of 815 S. First St. for illegally carrying a firearm. This is a subsequent offense.
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