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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 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 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.

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John Bullerjahn January 19, 2012 at 05:05 PM
Would love to know how many of these people were illegals... Just sayin...
Laura Ryan January 19, 2012 at 08:31 PM
Very sad to see how many you people involved.
anthony January 19, 2012 at 09:26 PM
Operation Whitehead ..love it. I am sure more arrests will follow but half of the other suspects are probably in another state by now.
Ed January 19, 2012 at 09:32 PM
Sell drugs go to jail…get an education dopes and you won't need jail
jennifer rose January 20, 2012 at 02:36 AM
Oh man. Thats terrible. whats really sad is i know some pf these people. :-\ its too bad the ways some people choose to live their lives.
Josh Gray January 20, 2012 at 04:06 AM
Thanks for the comments, folks, but please no personal attacks or name calling.
anthony January 20, 2012 at 12:26 PM
Levi Alves. Its great for you to join in on the conversation. I see your #8 on the list. I am not here to attack any race but just pointing out that 5 white kids were arrested and 4 illegals were nabbed. Unfortunetly no one will probably do any jail time unless they have an extensive record and you will all get a slap on the wrist. If you could keep us updated on how things work out it would be appreciated.
Nate Baran January 20, 2012 at 12:27 PM
I want my tax dollars spent on catching REAL criminals I.e. pedophiles, gang members, murderers, rapists etc. seriously, how many of these people are nonviolent offenders just dealing to their friends to support their own habits? Drug users are idiots, not criminals. Stop incarcerating nonviolent drug offenders and organize a sting operation to catch REAL CRIMINALS
Julisa January 20, 2012 at 02:56 PM
It's true, Nate Baran. The kids on this list are not real criminals. With that said, They know dealing drugs is illegal, and I hope that those who just got a slap on the wrist learn from this experience and better themselves. It sucks that this list was posted and now it will be hard for them to get jobs, and they will also be "put on blast" at school and in the town. John Bullerjahn, your comment is racist, ignorant, and a bit unnecessary. People, American citizens or not, make mistakes. You should not assume that they all are immigrants and even if some are, we should hope that they better themselves because it's what they deserve for their own lives, not america. Just saying. We should hope, american citizen or not, that they become someone they are proud to be, unlike what people make them out to be when seeing their names on this list.
Josh Gray January 20, 2012 at 08:23 PM
Again, please refrain from using hate language, ethnic slurs and personal attacks. There are plenty of people on here communicating their viewpoint without using such language.
Jeffrey Mailly January 21, 2012 at 02:22 AM
Happy that the police were able to achieve such a great victory over the drugs infesting this city.
Jason January 21, 2012 at 02:36 PM
A few of these kids just graduated from high school…so instead of going to college they are selling/doing drugs. I know this is their first offense but stay tuned we will read about these young adults again. If they don't change now they will graduate to more serious crimes. Parents do something about your kids!
JKG January 21, 2012 at 11:45 PM
@Mickey McGuire and @Nate Baran - I couldn't agree more. Legalize marijuana - make it safer, create more jobs, and tax it. Stop putting non-violent drug offenders in prison. If they have a serious drug addiction, get them medical help. Look at The Netherlands policies on this - drug addiction is treated as a medical issue, not a criminal issue! If you put a drug addict in jail and don't give them therapy and rehabilitation/ skills to change his life, what is he going to do when he gets out of jail? Drugs! I have read that many police officers (in general, not in Marlborough) agree that marijuana should be legalized and they should not be required to put so much time and effort into crimes concerning it. I really wish some of these officers would stand up and say enough is enough. Legalize marijuana and have the officers focus on serious issues.
RUBIA January 23, 2012 at 07:53 AM
U ALL MAKE ME SICK! LEGAL, ILLEGAL, WHAT MAKES OUR COUNTRY GREAT, WHAT MAKES PPLE WANT TO LIVE HERE....THERE UNDER THE IDIOTIC IMPRESSION WERE TREATED EQUAL, RIIIITTTTEEEEEEE! I HAVE BUT ONE THING 2SAY 2 8 OUT OF 10 PPLE COMMENTING WHO LIVE IN GLASS HOUSES, MAKE SURE THE ONES U THOW STONES AT, DESERVE IT..... TAKE FROM ME, THERE IS A LAW THAT SAYS INNOCENT TIL PROVEN GUILTY, SADLY, YOU WILL NEVER HEAR THE STORYS OF PPLE LIKE MYSELF, WRONGFULLY ACCUSED & ACQUITTED, BY A 6 MAN JURY! JEEEZ THANK GOD THERE ARE PPLE WHO HEAR THE FACTS B4 JUDGING.... ALTHOUGH, IM STILL MADE TO EXPLAIN MYSELF NO MATTER HOW MANY SAID INNOCENT, IF I WANT TO GO ON A FIELD TRIP W/1 OF MY KIDS....WHO ALL PAID A HIGHER COST THAN I, FOR CRIMES A REAL CRIMINAL PINNED ON AN INNOCENT PERSON, COME ON PEOPLE, THINK B4 U SPEAK! & DONT BOTHER IF YOUVE NEVER BEEN GUILTY BY ASSOCIATION, OR EVEN WORSE, FOR WHERE YOUR FORCED TO LIVE!....2YRS OF HELL, FOR NOTHING! BUT YOU ALL NEVER READ THAT NON PRINTED STORY!...THIS IS Y ID RATHER CUDDLE UP & WATCH A DISNEY MOVIE WITH MY KIDS..... THIS IS SO UPSETTING & FRANKLY, DISNEY IS MORE REALISTIC!
Paul Bishop January 23, 2012 at 01:32 PM
Whether or not they are legal, some people obviously need to do less of them.
levialves July 18, 2012 at 10:39 PM
its funny how this turns into a debate about race, most of the custies were white anways ..
becca February 03, 2013 at 03:49 AM
Easy to say kids selling drugs are not "real" criminals! Yeah, you say that until someone you care about dies from violence over a drug deal or an overdose. They weren't all kids either! Not to mention why is it not criminal to sell illegal drugs and make easy money when others have to work hard and pay taxes? Odds are if they are dealing drugs they are on drugs and will robbing your house when they can't get their drugs an easier way. If you think selling drugs is a victimless crime you are wrong.
Paul April 11, 2013 at 05:57 PM
what should they do with addicts who hold up shop owners with a knife?

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