Holbrook Police Arrest Four for Alleged Fentanyl Trafficking

Holbrook Police Department
William J. Smith, Chief of Police
300 South Franklin St.
Holbrook, MA 02343

For Immediate Release

Friday, Dec. 14, 2018

Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Phone: 781-428-3299
Email: [email protected]

Holbrook Police Arrest Four for Alleged Fentanyl Trafficking

50 Grams of Fentanyl and Heroin Seized, along with Illegal Handgun

HOLBROOK — Chief William Smith reports that the Holbrook Police Department, after an investigation, arrested four individuals and charged them with trafficking in Fentanyl, among other charges.

The arrests come as the result of a multi-jurisdictional investigation, with assistance from the South Shore Drug Task Force and municipal police from around the region. As a result of the investigation:

NELSON GONZALEZ, AGE 31, OF ROXBURY; EDGARDO RIVERA-SANCHEZ, AGE 28, OF ROXBURY; CESAR ANDUJAR, AGE 30, OF MATTAPAN; AND YESSICA MARGARITA FRANJUL, AGE 33, OF MATTAPAN were each charged with:

  • Trafficking Fentanyl Over 10 Grams
  • Distribution of a Class A Drug (Fentanyl)
  • Conspiracy to Violate the Drug Law

RIVERA-SANCHEZ was additionally charged with Providing a False Identification to Police and Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle.

All four were arraigned Thursday, Dec. 6, at Quincy District Court where they pleaded not guilty. They are due back in court for a hearing on Jan. 4.

  • GONZALEZ was held on $100,000 bail
  • ANDUJAR was held on $20,000 bail
  • FRANJUL was held on $15,000 bail
  • RIVERA-SANCHEZ was released on personal recognizance

On Wednesday, Dec. 5, at approximately 7:30 p.m., police executed three arrest warrants and one search warrant, as part of the culmination of a three-month investigation into an alleged drug trafficking ring operating in the region.

The target of the investigation, GONZALEZ, was arrested by detectives as part of a controlled narcotics purchase in Randolph, along with RIVERA-SANCHEZ.

Simultaneously, Boston Police detectives assisted with the execution of a search warrant at GONZALEZ’S residence at 67 Winthrop St., Roxbury.

During the search of the apartment, detectives observed a female party, identified as FRANJUL, drive up to the front of the apartment building in a silver Honda Accord. She was subsequently placed under arrest. FRANJUL had allegedly used the vehicle during several undercover drug buys throughout the course of the investigation. 

ANDUJAR was arrested at his home on Woodbole Avenue in Boston.

About 50 grams of a mixture of Fentanyl and heroinwere purchased by an undercover officer on 11 different occasions as the investigation went on. During the execution of the search warrant, a 9mm handgun and ammunition was found in a common area of the apartment building and seized. Additionally, approximately $3,000 in cash and the Honda sedan were seized as a result of the search warrant.

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