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Find by police K9 leads to arrest of New Bedford man on drug distribution and weapon charges



Photo courtesy of Yarmouth Police

A local man is facing drug and weapon charges after a recent arrest.

According to police, Yarmouth Police Detectives stopped a car for speeding Monday afternoon near the Bass River Bridge.

During the stop, detectives observed signs of drug distribution and deployed a narcotics detection canine. K9 Gauge located a quantity of crack cocaine on the passenger, 20-year-old Jatee Burch of New Bedford.

A spring assisted knife and a quantity of cash was also seized.

Burch was arrested and charged with Possession of Class B (crack cocaine) with Intent to Distribute and Carrying a Dangerous Weapon. He is scheduled to be arraigned in Barnstable District Court Tuesday.

The driver of the car was cited for speeding.

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