New Bedford man arrested on firearms and drug charges in Dartmouth

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DARTMOUTH — On Feb. 29, detectives assigned to the Dartmouth Police Department Community Impact Unit arrested Jermaine Tirado, 38, of New Bedford on a warrant associated with a multi-week investigation conducted by Detective Sergeant Frank Oliveira.

The investigation was related to an argument that resulted in Tirado allegedly discharging a firearm in a residential neighborhood in South Dartmouth.

Subsequent to his arrest, detectives secured search warrants for Tirado’s house and vehicle, during which time they located a 9mm Ruger handgun, ammunition, suspected cocaine, and drug paraphernalia consistent with distribution.

Based on the collective facts associated with the investigation, Tirado was charged with discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building, assault with a dangerous weapon, carrying a firearm without a license, carrying a loaded firearm without a license, possession of a large capacity feeding device, possession of ammunition without a firearms identification card, receiving stolen property under $1,200, improper storage of large capacity firearm near a minor, improper storage of a large capacity firearm, possession of a large capacity firearm, reckless endangerment of a child, possession with the intent to distribute a Class B drug, and possession of a firearm without a firearms identification card.

As a result of a dangerousness hearing held on Wednesday, Tirado is being held without bail for 120 days.

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