NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WPRI) — Police arrested two men earlier this week in New Bedford, one of which was wanted for trafficking cocaine.
Emanuel Jose Colon-Vazquez and Thomas Macedo were arrested Monday.
Detectives saw Colon-Vazquez get into a car near Katherine and Crapo streets, then pulled the car over after realizing he had a warrant out for his arrest.
Police said Colon-Vazquez has a plastic bag containing approximately 54 grams of crack cocaine, as well as a digital scale and more than $500 in cash.
Colon-Vazquez has been charged with trafficking cocaine in excess of 36 grams and conspiracy.
Police said at the time of his arrest, Colon-Vazquez had three pending charges for possession with intent to distribute and conspiracy.
Macedo was also taken into custody after the detectives realized he had a bag of cocaine on him.