A 32-year-old New Bedford man who while out on bail from a 2017 drug trafficking case, was once again arrested with more than 400 grams of heroin in his possession, was deemed a danger to the community and ordered held without bail pending trial in Superior Court, Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III announced.
Eduardo Aguillar Serrano was arrested by New Bedford Police on September 17, 2018 and indicted by a Bristol County Grand Jury on a charge of Trafficking in Heroin Over 200 Grams last month was found dangerous in Fall River Superior Court last week by Judge Mark Hallal.
While on release for a pending superior court trafficking cocaine and heroin case, the defendant became the target of a search warrant for his apartment and two vehicles. On September 17, 2018, New Bedford Police witnessed the defendant walking to his Chevy Camaro while carrying a black and pink colored bag over his shoulder. He was then seen entering the Camaro and began to drive off when police confronted him and attempted to stop him. The defendant tried to flee police and struck two police cruisers during the incident.
A subsequent search of his vehicle was conducted. Police found 487 grams of heroin and $2,183 in the bag he was carrying.
In addition to the open cocaine and heroin trafficking case from 2017, the defendant also had an immigration detainer lodged against him from the Rhode Island Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency for “jumping bail” on an immigration case.
The defendant is due back in Superior Court for a pretrial hearing on February 8.
“I am very pleased the judge held this defendant without bail as a danger to the community. This is the type of defendant who clearly should be detained pending trial,” District Attorney Quinn said. “I will continue to request that defendants with these similar circumstances be held without bail as dangers to the community.”