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New Bedford bar owner, son charged with selling drugs from pub

A New Bedford bar owner and his son are facing charges after they allegedly offered customers cocaine with their cocktails, Bristol prosecutors say.

Henrique Trindade, 60, and his son and bar manager Clinton, 36, were allegedly selling cocaine at The Pub on Front Street, said Gregg Miliote, a spokesman for the Bristol district attorney’s office.

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Each man was charged with one count of conspiracy to violate the drug law.

The father was also charged with five counts of possession of a Class B drug with intent to distribute and the son with two counts of possession of a Class B drug with intent to distribute, Miliote said.

Henrique Trindade was arrested in The Pub Thursday night, and his son was arrested in his New Bedford residence. The arrests came after a yearlong investigation involving many agencies, Miliote said.

“During that time there were many controlled drug buys at The Pub,” Miliote said.

Both men pleaded not guilty at their arraignment Friday in New Bedford District court. Each was held on $1,500 cash bail, Miliote said.

They are to return to court June 12.

The Pub was closed after Thursday’s arrests, Miliote said.

Jacqueline Tempera can be reached at jacqueline.tempera
@globe.com
. Follow her on Twitter @jacktemp.
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