New Bedford Narcotics Dealer With Illegal Firearm Sentenced to Prison

Bristol County District Attorney’s OfficeThomas M. Quinn IIIDistrict Attorney

Press ReleaseJune 9, 2022

A 22-year-old New Bedford man arrested last April for distributing a wide array of narcotics from his home while also in possession of an illegal firearm was sentenced to serve two and=-a-half to three-and-a-half years in prison, Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III announced.

Teagan Dauphin Potter pleaded guilty in Fall River Superior Court to indictments charging him with possession of an illegal firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, possession with intent to distribute fentanyl, possession with intent to distribute amphetamines, possession with intent to distribute a class D drug and possession of a class B drug.

On April 28, 2021, New Bedford Police’s Organized Crime Investigation Bureau detectives executed a search warrant at a home on Tarkilin Hill Road where the defendant lives wit his parents.  Inside the defendant’s bedroom, police seized 41 fentanyl tabs, 342 amphetamine tabs, 199 adderall pills, a bag of crack cocaine, 129, THC vape cartridges, 765 THC edibles, more than two-and-a-half pounds of marijuana, a loaded Glock 19 9mm pistol with a large capacity magazine, an additional magazine and more than $13,000 in cash. The defendant was placed into custody and arrested.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Shawn Guilderson and the prison sentence was imposed by Judge William White.


Gregg Miliote

Director of Communications