New Bedford police arrest wanted man for drug trafficking

New Bedford police share this photo of the crack cocaine and money taken from Colon-Vazquez. (WLNE)

NEW BEDFORD, Mass (WLNE) — New Bedford police said they arrested a man wanted for drug trafficking on Monday.

Police said Emanuel Jose Colon-Vazquez had an active warrant for his arrest when they located him entering a vehicle near Katherine Street.

According to a release, detectives stopped the car with Colon-Vazquez inside and removed him to be searched.

Upon the search, police say they found a bag with 54 grams of crack cocaine, a digital scale and over $500 in cash.

Police identified the driver of the car as 44-year-old Thomas Macedo of West Wareham.

Macedo was found in possession of a small bag of cocaine and was also arrested.

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