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Two Arrested for Trafficking Fentanyl

Two Arrested for Trafficking Fentanyl

Two arrested for Trafficking Fentanyl Over 36 grams

During the month of June, the Quincy Police Drug Control Unit, in cooperation with the South Shore Drug Task Force, began an investigation into the distribution of narcotics in the Germantown section of Quincy, as well as other communities on the South Shore. On Friday, June 29th, members of the DCU observed what they believed to be a drug transaction between a male party and the operator of a Honda Pilot, now identified as Jefferson Guerrero.

Detectives interviewed the male who turned over heroin that he admitted to purchasing from Mr. Guerrero.

Detectives then stopped the Honda Pilot and placed Mr. Guerrero, and his passenger, Joshua Martinez, under arrest. The vehicle was towed to the Quincy Police station, where Officer Foley utilized his canine partner, Charlie, to perform a "sniff" of the Honda Pilot. Charlie showed a positive alert to the presence of a narcotic odor in the area of the front passenger seat and the center console. After a further search of the vehicle, officers located a mechanical "hide" under the front passenger seat. This mechanical hide contained approx. 46 grams of a substance believed to be heroin/fentanyl and approx. 7 grams of a white powder believed to be cocaine. The mechanical hide was removed from the vehicle.

Jefferson Guerrero, 23, of Mt. Everett St, Dorchester was charged with Trafficking Class A over 36 grams, Distribution Class A, Possession of Class B(cocaine) with Intent to Distribute, and Conspiracy to Violate the Controlled Substances Act

Joshua Martinez, 23, of Annunciation Way, Roxbury, was charged with Trafficking Class A over 36 grams, Distribution Class A, Possession of Class B (cocaine) with Intent to Distribute, and Conspiracy to Violate the Controlled Substances Act. Both are scheduled to be arraigned in Quincy District Court this morning.

Detectives provided the male (buyer) with a card for the Buyer Diversion Treatment Alternative Program sponsored by the Norfolk County District Attorney's Office and was advised that he may be summonsed into court for Possession of Class A. The “Buyer Diversion Treatment Alternative” (BDTA) program is designed to divert lower level offenders purchasing narcotics from a dealer under law enforcement surveillance away from the criminal justice system and into treatment and recovery options.

Once again, combined efforts of the citizens working with the police disrupted this operation and removed a significant quantity of drugs from the streets. If you suspect drug dealing in your neighborhood, please reach out to our Drug Control Unit at 617.328.4527, anontips@quincyma.gov, or by using our MyPD app. You can remain anonymous.