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New Bedford man arrested Illegal firearm, ammunition seized

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Members of the New Bedford Police Narcotics Unit took an illegal firearm and ammunition off the street and made an arrest after executing a search warrant Wednesday, Aug. 1 at 124 Florence St.

At that location, police found a 9 mm Ruger P95 firearm with the serial number scratched off, a high-capacity feeding device containing 15 rounds of ammunition and a bag of cocaine.

Police arrested Scott Roy Vicente, 39, of 124 Florence St. Apt. 2FL, New Bedford, on charges of possession of a defaced firearm, illegal possession of a large-capacity firearm, illegal possession of a handgun, illegal possession of ammunition, possession of cocaine, possession of cocaine, subsequent offense, and firearm violation with one prior violent or drug crime.

Vicente has been arraigned on 50 charges over nearly 20 years, including assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, illegal distribution of a class A substance and failure to obey a police officer.

Vicente is being held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing Aug. 7.

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