Ashby Police Charge Resident With Drug Trafficking Following Fentanyl Seizure

Ashby Police Department
Fred Alden, Chief of Police
893 Main Street
Ashby, MA 01431

For Immediate Release

Friday, Nov. 8, 2019

Contact: Jordan Mayblum
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: [email protected]

Ashby Police Charge Resident With Drug Trafficking Following Fentanyl Seizure

ASHBY — Chief Fred Alden reports that the Ashby Police Department has charged a resident with drug trafficking following the seizure of about 1/2 kilogram of Fentanyl. 

Ashby Police have obtained an arrest warrant for JULIO PRADO-REYES, AGE 38, OF ASHBY on a charge of Trafficking of Fentanyl.

PRADO-REYES may also face additional charges from the Boston and Fitchburg Police Departments.

On Thursday, Nov. 7, Ashby Police working in partnership with Boston Police detectives executed a search warrant at a home on Erickson Road which was obtained following a coordinated investigation by Ashby, Boston and Fitchburg Police, the Massachusetts State Police and the Northern Worcester County Drug Task Force. During the execution of that warrant, police seized approximately 1/2 a kilogram of Fentanyl.

PRADO-REYES was subsequently arrested in Fitchburg on an existing warrant.

“This was a great example of multiple agencies working together collaboratively to remove a significant amount of deadly drugs from the streets,” Chief Alden said.

PRADO-REYES is expected to be arraigned in Ayer District Court at a later date on the warrant for the trafficking charge issued by Ashby Police.

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