New Bedford Fugitive Arrested Following Traffic Stop
NEW BEDFORD (WBSM) — A New Bedford man wanted in Maine was arrested recently for trafficking cocaine following a traffic stop.
According to New Bedford Police, detectives were monitoring activity in the city’s South End on February 4 when they observed a vehicle with an expired inspection sticker. The vehicle was stopped on Mosher Street and police said the driver parked in a driveway and attempted to walk away.
Detectives stopped the driver and identified him as Julius Andrade, 20, of New Bedford.
Police said a search of the vehicle turned up two plastic baggies containing over 130 grams of cocaine in the passenger seat underneath some clothing.
According to police, Andrade did not have an active driver’s license and had an active warrant for his arrest out of Sanford, Maine. Police said that after being taken into custody, he was found to have 40 grams of cocaine in his pants.
Andrade faces charges of trafficking in cocaine in excess of 100 grams, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and being a fugitive from justice.