Local Man Arrested with Quarter Kilo of Cocaine

New Bedford, MA — Detectives have placed a man under arrest for trafficking in cocaine following an investigation into his activities.

On Monday, April 1, at around 11 p.m., Det. Nathaniel Almeida concluded his investigation into a cocaine distribution service being operated out of 89 Barrett Street.  The target of the investigation was ANDRES GALVAN SANTANA, 50.

During surveillance, SANTANA was observed in a suspected drug transaction outside of the residence.  When stopped by detectives, he was found to be in possession of two plastic baggies containing a total of approximately 261 grams of cocaine.  A search warrant was executed at the residence which yielded an additional 16 grams along with digital scales and packaging materials.



SANTANA was placed under arrest and charged with trafficking in excess of 200 grams of cocaine.

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