Raid by State Police and Taunton Police Nets Two Arrests, Guns, Cocaine, Crystal Meth and Other Drugs

Massachusetts State Police and Taunton Police, along with members of a regional gang task force, yesterday executed a search warrant at Taunton home that resulted in arrests of two suspected drug dealers and the seizure of two illegally possessed guns, assorted narcotics including suspected cocaine and crystal methamphetamine, ammunition and US currency.

As a result of an investigation, the State Police Gang Unit and Taunton Police obtained a search warrant for 152 Dunbar St. The State Police Special Tactical Operations (STOP) Team made entry into the residence early yesterday morning. The units were assisted by the State Police Troop D Community Action Team and the Southeastern Massachusetts Gang Task Force.

Seized pursuant to the search warrant were a Smith & Wesson 9 millimeter semi-automatic firearm believed to have been stolen; a Colt .38 caliber revolver; 13 rounds of 9 millimeter ammunition and 12 rounds of .38 caliber ammunition; four clear plastic bags of a substance believed to be cocaine; 585 assorted pills; approximately 100 suboxone strips; two clear plastic bags of a substance believed to be crystal methamphetamine; a bag of mushrooms; a quantity of marijuana greater than what is legally permitted; and $1,950 in US currency.

Troopers and officers arrested JOHN JEFFREYS, 43, and KAYLA M. MALAGUTI, 29, both of that address. They are charged with unlawful possession of the firearms and ammunition; trafficking in cocaine; unlawful possession with intent to distribute of Class B crystal methamphetamine; unlawful possession of Class B, C, and D pills; unlawful possession of Class C mushrooms; unlawful possession with intent to distribute of Class D marijuana; and unlawful possession with intent to distribute of Class B suboxone.

JEFFREYS and MALAGUTI were expected to be arraigned in Taunton District Court.

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