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Two held without bail pending dangerousness hearing following drug trafficking arrest

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UPDATE: Miguel Martins and Mark Sylvia are being held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing on Dec. 12. A bail of $500 was set for Corey Houser.

Following an investigation, members of the police department’s Gang unit and Organized Crime Intelligence Bureau (Narcotics Division) conducted a search warrant on Monday evening at 6:15pm.

The search warrant was conducted on Bullard st, in two separate apartments. The target of the search warrant was Miguel Martins age 21.

Results of the search in the second floor apartment uncovered 44 grams of cocaine, packaging materials, a scale and $1,347.00 in cash. Arrested in the apartment were Miguel Martins age 21 and his roommate, Corey Houser age 33. Detectives also searched the 3rd floor apartment which belonged to Mark Sylvia age 57. A search of his apartment uncovered 2.6 grams of cocaine, packaging materials, a scale, $100.00 cash and a loaded Master Arms 9mm Rile with a high capacity magazine.

The 3 men were arrested at the scene were charged with the following Miguel Martins:

l. Trafficking Cocaine
2. Unlawful Possession of ammunition
3. Possession of a large capacity firearm
4. Unlawful Possession of a high capacity magazine
5. Improper storage of a large capacity firearm

Corey Houser
1. Possession to Distribute Class B substance
2. Possession to Distribute Class B Subsequent Offense

Mark Sylvia
1. Possession to Distribute Class B substance
2. Unlawful Possession Ammunition
3. Possession Large Capacity Firearm
4. Unlawful Possession of a high capacity magazine
5. Improper storage of a large capacity firearm

About Michael Silvia

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

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