Three search warrants executed simultaneously in Watertown, Dorchester and Brighton netted large amounts of narcotics and money, and led to the arrest of two men connected to overdoses in the Boston Metro area.
The Suburban Middlesex County Drug Task Force – which includes a Watertown Police detective – and the Boston Police Drug Control Unit made the raids on Thursday in which tens of thousands of dollars were confiscated along with an amount of fentanyl – a synthetic opioid – with the street value of about $10,000.
“(Fentanyl) is very dangerous. We see that involved in a lot of overdoses,” said Watertown Police Lt. James O’Connor. “A lot of times it is cut with other agents, but the stuff we got was pure fentanyl.”
As a result of serving the warrants, two men connected to overdoses in the Metro-Boston area were arrested. Deiby Diaz-Arias, of 298 Hancock St. in Dorchester, and Carlos German-Peguero, of 29 Alder St. in Lawrence, were both charged with trafficking fentanyl, according to a press release about the bust.
“This will but a dent in the drug market,” O’Connor said.
The investigation that led to the bust lasted two months.