Man faces charges after Dartmouth police find cocaine, other drugs during traffic stop

Carl Taylor of New Bedford is facing drug charges. (Dartmouth police photo)

DARTMOUTH, Mass. (WLNE) — A New Bedford man is facing charges after police say they found cocaine and other drugs during a traffic stop last week.

Dartmouth police said an officer pulled a vehicle over along State Road at about 10:40 a.m. on Thursday.

The officer asked the driver and passenger to step out of the vehicle and called for backup.

A search of the passenger side compartment uncovered ecstasy and cocaine as well as drug paraphernalia and over $500 in cash.

The passenger, 27-year-old Carl Taylor of New Bedford, was arrested.

Police later found fentanyl that Taylor hid on his person.

Taylor is facing possession and possession with intent to distribute charges.

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