BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced that officials have seized more than 500 grams of fentanyl, cocaine, firearms, and more than $300,000 in cash from suspected drug traffickers.
The two-year investigation by the AG Healey's New England Fentanyl Strike Force, Massachusetts State Police, and other state, local, and federal collaborators, resulted in eight arrests related to a drug distribution enterprise operating out of Boston and the South Shore.
According to officials, seven individuals have been charged in connection with the drug trafficking operation, varying on counts of Trafficking in Fentanyl, Conspiracy to Violate Drug Laws, and Distribution of a Class A Controlled Substance. One man was charged with two counts of Possession of a Firearm Without an FID Card.
"Last week, authorities executed search warrants at four locations in Boston and one in Randolph netting approximately $300,000 in cash and 565 grams of fentanyl, along with cocaine, suboxone, two firearms, and ammunition," officials said.
AG Healey’s Office said they have prioritized combatting the opioid crisis and have been working closely with federal, state and local partners to fight illegal drug trafficking throughout New England.