NEW BEDFORD (WBSM) — A traffic stop in Yarmouth has led to the arrest of a New Bedford man on drug and weapon charges.

On Monday, February 12, Yarmouth Police stopped a car for speeding near the Bass River Bridge. During the stop, detectives observed signs of alleged drug distribution and used a drug-sniffing dog to further search the vehicle.

K9 Gauge located crack cocaine on the passenger, identified as Jatee Burch, 20, of New Bedford.

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A spring-assisted knife and cash were also seized.

The driver was cited for speeding.

Burch was arrested and charged with possession of a Class B drug with intent to distribute and carrying a dangerous weapon.

He was arraigned in Barnstable District Court February 13.

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