New Bedford Police detectives removed three firearms from the street and arrested a town man after investigating drug-related activity.
According to a police statement, detectives assigned to the Organized Crime Intelligence Bureau executed a search warrant on Friday July 15 at 1595 Braley Road. The target of the search, according to police, was Joshua Washburn, 27. Det. Lavar Gilbert led the investigation.
Police said the search of the residence revealed more than 430 grams of marijuana, packaging materials, digital scales and $1,257 in cash.
Through the investigation, detectives also learned that Washburn had a storage unit, and they also received a warrant to search it. There, police said detectives located “a loaded 9mm P80 ‘ghost gun’, “a loaded .380 Ruger LCP and a loaded .380 Micro Desert Eagle” along with “numerous rounds of ammunition”. said they also located “a high-capacity 9mm magazine capable of holding 30 rounds”.
Police said Washburn was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute as well as possession of three firearms, ammunition and a large capacity power supply device without a license.
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