New Bedford Man Caught Cooking Crack-Cocaine Sentenced to State Prison

Bristol County District Attorney’s Office

Thomas M. Quinn III
District Attorney

Press Release
December 21, 2023

A 42-year-old New Bedford man was convicted of cocaine trafficking recently after a four-day jury trial in Fall River Superior Court, Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III announced.

Wilson Andino was subsequently sentenced last week by Judge Daniel O’Shea to serve three-and-a-half to five-and-a-half years in state prison. 

On February 4, 2022, New Bedford Police detectives executed a search warrant at a Carpo Street address.  When officers got inside, they found the defendant essentially cooking crack-cocaine for distribution on a kitchen stove.  He was observed in the kitchen with a measuring cup, filled with 99 grams of cocaine, spoons, knives, baking soda and two pots of boiling water in front of him.

The defendant has previously served jail or prison time for at least four other drug distribution cases dating all the way back to the late 1990s.

The trial was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Danielle Pixley.

“This defendant was caught in the act of processing crack cocaine for street sale.  He has a history replete with drug distribution offenses and needs to be kept off the streets to stop him from continuing to profit off the addictions of others,” District Attorney Quinn said.


Gregg Miliote

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