EAST BRIDGEWATER — Chief Paul O’Brien reports that the East Bridgewater Police Department assisted local and federal law enforcement agencies last week to conduct multiple drug investigations that led to several arrests.
From Thursday, Aug. 27 to Saturday, Aug. 29, Massachusetts State Police narcotics and gang interdiction troopers and MSP’s federal and local law enforcement partners seized approximately 6 1/2 kilograms of suspected fentanyl, numerous pills, drug paraphernalia and a firearm.
The successful operations were announced Monday, Aug. 31 at Massachusetts State Police Headquarters. In addition to Chief O’Brien, other speakers included MSP Colonel Christopher Mason, Homeland Security Investigations Deputy Special Agent-in-Charge David Magdycz and Brockton Police Chief Emmanuel Gomes.
The joint investigations were conducted by the South unit of the Massachusetts State Police Commonwealth Interstate Narcotics Reduction and Enforcement Team (CINRET) — a task force comprised of State Troopers, East Bridgewater Police and Brockton Police Officers, and agents from the federal Homeland Security Investigations Department — along with MSP Gang Unit Troopers.
“These arrests were the culmination of several thorough investigations by numerous local and federal agencies, and resulted in large quantities of drugs being taken off the streets,” Chief O’Brien said. “I commend the members of CINRET and the Massachusetts State Police for their hard work and cooperation last week.”
The Massachusetts State Police operate three CINRET regional units as part of the department’s overall narcotics interdiction mission. Each CINRET unit — one each in the southeastern, northern, and western parts of the state — is comprised of MSP troopers and local police and Homeland Security partners.