New Bedford police arrest repeat offender for cocaine trafficking

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The items found in the suspect's home. (New Bedford Police Department)

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WLNE) — New Bedford police said Saturday that narcotics detectives arrested a man with a history of of drug charges.

Roger Goncalves was charged with trafficking more than 200 grams of cocaine, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, and a habitual criminal penalty enhancement.

The 51-year-old was stopped after leaving his residence, which police had a search warrant for due to an investigation into a cocaine distribution operation.

He was accused of having three-and-a-half grams of cocaine in his possession, as well as eight plastic baggies of cocaine weighing 235, two digital scales, a cutting agent, packaging materials, and $2,686 in cash in his apartment.

The department said Goncalves’ previous convictions include possession of a class B substance with intent to distribute in 2012, trafficking of a class B substance and possession of a firearm with a large capacity feeding device in 2004, and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute in 1994.

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