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Police: Teen arrested after posting photos on Twitter

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Police say a 17-year-old posted photos on his Twitter account of him holding a gun while bragging about the jewelry around his neck tempting people to try and rob him. Police say a 17-year-old posted photos on his Twitter account of him holding a gun while bragging about the jewelry around his neck tempting people to try and rob him.
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. -

A 17-year-old was arrested after New Bedford police say he posted photos on his Twitter account of him holding a gun while bragging about the jewelry around his neck tempting people to try and rob him.

Police said the 17-year-old was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, possession with intent to distribute a Class B substance and possession with intent to distribute a Class B substance within 300 feet of New Bedford High School.

After an investigation by detectives, police obtained a warrant to search an apartment on Hunter Street. Police said they found the 17-year-old leaving the area on his bicycle. He was later taken into custody.

Police said they found a semi-automatic handgun, 19 bags of cocaine, 14 rounds of ammunition and more than $1,400 in cash inside the apartment.

Detectives also said there were another five minors ranging from 5- to 15-years-old inside the apartment.

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