Police arrest New Bedford man on narcotics charges after fleeing from police in stolen 2005 Honda Pilot
Dartmouth, Mass. (WLNE) – Police arrested a New Bedford man Tuesday night after he fled from police after an officer attempted to pull him over.
The officer tried to conduct the traffic stop around 9:30 p.m. on State Road in Dartmouth after police say he saw a 2005 Honda Pilot driving erratically. After conducting an RMV check on the Honda the officer found out that it was reported stolen out of Fall River.
The officer did not pursue the car after it fled but minutes after another Dartmouth police officer found the Honda in a parking lot off of State Road with man walking away from it.
Upon noticing the police, the man fled across State Road towards the building formerly occupied by Sears Automotive, where he attempted to hide behind a large tree, according to police.
Police say after officers took the male into custody without incident, they located approximately 100 grams of suspected Fentanyl and approximately 40 grams of suspected cocaine in his possession.
Police have identified the suspect as Derren Almeida, 32, of New Bedford.
Almeida was charged with the trafficking of Fentanyl, trafficking of cocaine, receiving a stolen motor vehicle, failure to stop for police, operating with a suspended license (subsequent offense), and speeding.
In addition, Almeida also had four warrants out against him.