Marlborough, Hudson Police Make 27 Arrests in Drug Sweep
The fruit of a months long investigation, local police have taken a big chunk out of the local drug trade.
This information was provided by The Marlborough Police Department.
The Marlborough Police Department Drug Enforcement Unit along with the Hudson Police Department has completed a several month long narcotics investigation with the purpose of interrupting and deterring the activities of individuals involved in the distribution of illegal drugs throughout the City.
Detective Jack Manning was lead investigator for this operation. The targets of the investigation have been identified as being involved with the distribution of cocaine, marijuana, heroin, Percocet, Ecstasy, and Suboxone. Over 60 suspected individuals/targets were identified as direct and ongoing participants in the illegal distribution of narcotics throughout Marlborough and Hudson and surrounding towns. The investigation involved the use of an undercover police officer and confidential informants. The operation resulted in arrest warrants being sought for suspects who were positively identified and involved in the illegal drug trade, and additional suspects/targets will be sought as the investigation continues. Detectives were also able to identify at least three groups of five or more individuals who were conspiring together to sell illegal drugs in Marlborough. These groups were unknown to investigators before this operation began.
Undercover narcotics operations of this nature help to locate, identify and target individuals involved in narcotics distribution in an effort to prevent the problem from escalating to a level where it is out of control. To date, the detective units have been very active and have maintained control of the narcotics flow throughout Marlborough and Hudson by continually identifying individuals involved with narcotics offenses and taking measures to deter their efforts and develop cases which can be successfully prosecuted.
As of Thursday morning, the following subjects have been identified and arrested on outstanding warrants for their role in the distribution offenses associated with this investigation:
1. Juan Gonzalez, 41, Framingham
2. Ernesto Torres, 19, Marlborough
3. Renato Guerra, 21, Marlborough
4. Adam Somers, 17, Framingham
5. Donald Bell, 19, Marlborough
6. Juan Matos, 36, Marlborough
7. Waldemar Rosa-Rivera, 22, Marlborough
8. Levi Alves, 19, Marlborough
9. Emanuel Aguilar, 21, Marlborough
10. Christopher Aragao, 19, Marlborough
11. Lucas Arantes, 17, Marlborough
12. Joao-Paulo Batistao, 18, Marlborough
13. Brandon Byrne, 37, Hudson
14. Oscar Carbajal, 32, Marlborough
15. Daniel Dasilva, 22, Marlborough
16. Tina Gerow, 41, Marlborough
17. Corey Howard, 22, Marlborough
18. Jennifer Hromjak, 40, Marlborough
19. Sarah Johnson, 27, Marlborough
20. Christ Lys, 19, Waltham
21. Betty Melo, 31, Marlborough
22. Brian Muse, 48, Marlborough
23. Eblin Perez, 21, Marlborough
24. Jason Uriano, 34, Marlborough
25. Joseph White, 46, Marlborough
26. Matheus Wienen, 20, Hudson
27. Tyler Guerra, 18, Marlborough
The above subjects were arrested on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, and will be arraigned in Marlboro District Court on Thursday morning. Additional suspects associated with this investigation will be arrested and arraigned as they are located, which is expected to be within the next few days.
The Marlborough police department acknowledged all of the detectives and officers who participated in this operation for their hard work and dedication. Detective Sgt. Stephen McCurley, who will be retiring in March 2012, has participated in these drug sweeps for more than 20 years as a supervisor in the Marlborough PD investigations unit. This operation was dubbed “Operation Whitehead” as a tribute to the white haired McCurley.