More than 100 law enforcement officers swept into Brockton early Thursday morning for a major drug bust that resulted in the arrests of 12 suspects, as well as the seizure of suspected heroin, fentanyl, cash, and a gun, authorities said.
The raid, which took place around 5 a.m., was the culmination of “a lengthy investigation into a drug distribution operation in the city,” Plymouth District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz’s office said in a statement.
In early September, State Police detectives obtained a warrant to intercept the telephone calls of members of the drug ring operating out of Brockton, Cruz’s office said. Information obtained during that wiretap led to Thursday’s arrests.
Two other suspects were arrested and charged with trafficking heroin and/or fentanyl as part of the investigation on Nov. 1, Cruz’s office said.
“Today’s arrests are sure to have a positive effect on the quality of life within the City of Brockton,” Cruz said in the statement.
In addition to the arrests, police seized 1,500 grams of suspected fentanyl, a .9 mm firearm with a defaced serial number, and approximately $10,000 in cash, Cruz’s office said.
“The investigation is ongoing,” the statement said, adding that the people booked Thursday were slated to be arraigned later in the day in Brockton District Court on various charges.Travis Andersen can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @TAGlobe. Alyssa Meyers can be reached at email@example.com. Follow her on Twitter @ameyers_.