Special to the Advocate
As a result of a two-month-long undercover narcotics operation by members of the Revere Police Department Narcotics/Gang Unit, the Winthrop Police Department and the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department, two men were arrested on Devon Street and Hartford Street in Boston on November 20. The arrests followed numerous search warrant executions. Reynaldo Aponte, 32, and Manuel Vladimir Morell Rodriguez, 27, were arrested and charged on suspicion of three counts each of distribution of heroin to an undercover Revere Police detective.
As a result of the above-mentioned search warrants that were executed in the City of Boston with the assistance of the Boston Police Department, both men will also be facing charges on suspicion of Trafficking after detectives allegedly recovered over 500 grams of the illegal Class B substance cocaine, over 100 grams of the illegal Class A substance Fentanyl and packaging materials related to the distribution of illegal narcotics.
“The partnership between the Revere Police Department, Winthrop Police Department, and the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department continues to prove beneficial and is having a positive impact on controlling the street level narcotics distribution that is taking place in our communities,” according to Revere Police Chief James Guido.
“Today’s arrests are an example of the importance of significant regional collaboration, which makes all of our communities safer by limiting the ability of drug dealers to function,” Winthrop Police Chief Terence Delehanty said. “Investigations like these improve the quality of life for our residents and have caused a significant amount of deadly drugs, and the dangerous criminals who distribute them, to be removed from our streets.”
Mayor Brian Arrigo stated, “I appreciate the proactive work of the departments involved and their continued efforts to address street level narcotics distribution in our neighborhoods.”