New Bedford police seize 2 guns, drugs from repeat offenders and juveniles

The New Bedford Police Department shared these photos of the guns and drugs they seized from over the weekend.

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WLNE) — The New Bedford Police Department said they seized two guns in two separate cases last weekend.

On March 18. detectives said they searched the home of 41-year-old Paul Silva who was the target of an active investigation.

Police said they found 30 grams of crack cocaine, 2.6 grams of powder cocaine and one handgun.

Silva and another man in the house, Nicholas Taft were both charged with trafficking cocaine and unlawful possession of a gun and ammunition.

Police said Silva had previously been convicted on drug and weapons charges. They also said a juvenile in the home was charged with trafficking cocaine.

On March 19. police said they received a tip about a juvenile with a gun at Hazelwood Park. Responding officers found the juvenile with a pistol stolen from Maine.

Police said the juvenile initially violently resisted arrest but was eventually taken into custody.

Records state this is the second time the juvenile was arrested with a gun, their first case was thrown out by a judge in district court.

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