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New Bedford narcotics unit arrest 6 in north end drug sweep

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At 2:08 pm on Thursday, New Bedford Narcotics detectives were in the North End enforcing street-level narcotics sales when they observed 35-year-old Jacqueline Morris engage in activity consistent with drug purchasing/distribution in the area of 228 Brook Street. A search of the suspect resulted in two suboxone strips and a small amount of crack-cocaine. She is being charged with drug possession, conspiracy to violate drug laws and was wanted for a warrant.

28-year old Edwin Jorge of 164 Holly Street in New Bedford was observed by police selling to Jacqueline Morris and was arrested for distribution of a class B drug and conspiracy to violate drug laws. Police seized six unknown tabs and $775.

At 3:18 pm, New Bedford police narcotics officers were enforcing street-level narcotics sales in the North End when they pulled over a Black Nissan with three men in the area of 40 Holly Street. All three are being charged with conspiracy to violate drug laws:

– 22-year old Matthew Silva of New Bedford with possession of over 3 grams of cocaine
– 24-year old Antonio Lugo of New Bedford with possession of over 3 grams of cocaine, over 2 grams of marijuana and $622.
– 18-year old Louis Ferreira of New Bedford with possession of over 3 grams of cocaine and unlicensed operation

At 5:02 pm, New Bedford narcotics officers executed a search warrant for a cocaine distribution service out of 239 Sawyer Street in New Bedford. The search warrant yielded over 600 grams of marijuana, over 17 grams of crack cocaine, and $1,900.

37-year old Luis Mendez is being charged with three charges of drug possession, one charge of drug possession (second offense) and conspiracy to violate drug laws.

About Michael Silvia

Served 20 years in the United States Air Force. Owner of New Bedford Guide.

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