Father, Son Arrested on Drug Distribution Charges


Barnstable Narcotics Detectives arrested a father and son Tuesday for their involvement in a large scale cocaine distribution operation between New Bedford and Cape Cod.

The investigation into Vincent Gomes Sr., 39, and Vincent Gomes Jr., 21, of New Bedford took place over several months and Tuesday they were stopped after pulling into a conservation area parking lot on Old Stage Road in West Barnstable.

Gomes Jr was in possession of 25 grams of cocaine. A Barnstable Police K9 located another 25 grams in the woods adjacent to the parking lot.

Father and son were arrested and charged with trafficking cocaine and conspiracy to violate the controlled substance act.

A search of the father and son’s residence in New Bedford turned up another 90 grams of uncut cocaine, oxycodone pills, drug processing material, as well as a loaded 9mm pistol and a loaded .22 caliber revolver.

Gomes Sr. and Gomes Jr. were arraigned in Barnstable District Court. Gomes Jr. had his bail revoked from a previous case and an additional 10-thousand dollars in bail was set. Gomes Sr.’s bail was set at $5,000, which he posted Wednesday afternoon.

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