Multi-Million-Dollar Drug Operation Busted In Dorchester

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(Middlesex District Attorney's Office)

BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Two men are due in Dorchester District Court Friday after a multi-million-dollar drug operation was busted in Dorchester. Framingham and State Police working with the MetroWest Drug Task Force executed the seizure of what they believe to be 650 grams of heroin, 350 grams of cocaine, and around $60,000 in cash.

Johann Gonzalez, 26, and Jaime Colon-Bermudez, 31, both of Boston, are charged with trafficking heroin, conspiracy, and identity fraud. A search warrant was executed at buildings on Woodgate and Hewins Streets, and three vehicles were also seized as part of the investigation.

Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan said the operation was moving drugs to places like Natick and Framingham.

"It was a very big operation, both in terms of profit and in terms of product," Ryan said. "It involved the training and management of several drug runners. Customers were able to place an order, and later that same day, have the order delivered to their home."

Some of the product, she said, contained deadly heroin laced with fentanyl--feeding into an opioid epidemic that has lead to more than a hundred overdose deaths so far this year in Middlesex County. Officials said the packaging of the suspected drugs they seized was consistent with fentanyl-laced product known by the street name "fire."

There could be more arrests, as the investigation is ongoing.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Carl Stevens (@carlwbz) reports

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