Chief Terence M. Delehanty
3 Metcalf Square
Winthrop, MA 02152
Friday, Oct. 26, 2018
Media Contact: John Guilfoil
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Winthrop Police Department Supports Regional Investigation Resulting in Numerous Arrests
WINTHROP — Chief Terence M. Delehanty reports that the Winthrop Police Department assisted the Chelsea Police Department and other agencies in completing a large scale sweep resulting in multiple arrests on drug distribution charges.
Teams of officers converged on the Bellingham Square area of Chelsea on Thursday morning, Oct. 25, and arrested several individuals on warrants for illegal distribution of cocaine and heroin. The operation was part of an undercover investigation targeting street level dealing in Chelsea neighborhoods, including the downtown business district.
Chelsea Police, Revere Police, Winthrop Police, the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department and Massachusetts State Police collaborated on the operation. As part of a months-long investigation, the agencies have secured arrest warrants for 22 individuals and took many of those suspects into custody yesterday.
“This case represents just how critical our regional law enforcement collaborations are in solving crime and preventing it from spreading from one jurisdiction to the next,” Chief Delehanty said. “I’m proud of all of the work of everyone involved in this investigation.”