Beverly man faces cocaine trafficking charges after police raid

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BEVERLY — A Beverly man was arrested and charged with cocaine trafficking after a joint operation between Beverly and Salem Police Departments led to the seizure of drugs, cash, and paraphernalia, officials said Thursday.

David Davis, age 58, of Beverly, faces charges of trafficking over 100 grams of cocaine following a search warrant executed at his home on Wednesday, according to Beverly Police Chief John G. LeLacheur.

The police raid, which was part of an ongoing investigation by the Beverly Police Drug Control Unit, resulted in the discovery of approximately 119 grams of cocaine, a digital scale, and $1,033 in cash from Davis’ home and vehicle.

One Beverly Police detective sustained injuries from a dog bite during the operation and received treatment at Beverly Hospital.

Davis was taken into custody and arraigned in Salem District Court on Thursday, where he pleaded not guilty to the charges.

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