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Published on June 21, 2024
Three Arrested in Major Boston Drug Sweep, Charged with Trafficking FentanylSource: Boston Police Department

Three individuals are facing serious drug trafficking charges following a bust by Boston Police Drug Control Units in various districts, as reported on the department's official website. The arrests occurred yesterday morning and targeted areas in Roslindale, the South End, and Allston/Brighton, as part of a meticulous investigation into local drug activities.

The trio captured by law enforcement includes Jansel Castillo of Roslindale, Luimi Mejia German of Dorchester, and Juan Mota of Jamaica Plain, all 24 years old. The raid which took place just before 11 AM, yielded 83 grams of Fentanyl, a sum of $383 in cash, along with items typically associated with drug distribution such as plastic bags, a digital scale, and cutting agents.

After the execution of search warrants at a location on Washington Street, these findings led to the arrest of these young men, who are now facing multiple charges. The Boston Police Department's report detailed that each of them are charged with Trafficking of Class A and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class A drugs – with Castillo and Mota also receiving charges for the Distribution of Class A substances.

The proceedings are ongoing, and the suspects are expected to answer their charges at the West Roxbury District Court, where the accused will confront the weight of the legal system in the hope of just proceedings that might bring some semblance of closure to the neighborhoods disrupted by the scourge of narcotics. The Drug Control Units continue their work to protect our streets, aiming to dismantle networks that spread addiction and turmoil with every gram moved.