NEW BEDFORD – Narcotics detectives have placed a local man under arrest following a drug raid at his residence.
On Saturday, February 10th, Detective Jonathan Miranda concluded an investigation into a cocaine distribution operation being conducted out of an apartment on Phillips Ave. The target of the investigation was 35-year-old JARROD ALVES.
During a search warrant execution at his apartment, ALVES was found to be in possession of over 157 grams of cocaine and 80 grams of fentanyl, as well as Xanex, Ecstasy, and mushrooms. ALVES was also found to have digital scales and packaging materials used in the processing of narcotics to prepare them for street-level sales. In addition, over $2400 in cash was seized from the apartment as a result of it being proceeds from illicit drug activity.
ALVES was placed under arrest and charged with a number of offenses including trafficking in cocaine, trafficking in fentanyl, and possession with intent to distribute classes A, B, C, D, and E. He was previously convicted of possession with intent to distribute class A in 2014, making this a subsequent offense that can carry stiffer penalties.
At the time of this arrest, ALVES was on probation out of Bristol Superior Court. He has a history of convictions for a variety of charges including firearm offenses, assault with a dangerous weapon, resisting arrest, and assault and battery on a police officer.