Early yesterday morning Massachusetts State Police Troopers assigned to the Commonwealth Interstate Narcotics Reduction Enforcement Team (CINRET), working in conjunction with the State Police Troop A Community Action Team, the state Attorney General’s Office, and the Drug Enforcement Administration, concluded a months-long investigation into a Lawrence-based drug trafficking organization by making four arrests and seizing several hundred grams of fentanyl.
The joint investigation, over the last several weeks, identified runners, accomplices, and a possible stash house at 10 Kempton Court in Lawrence. Troopers and officers established surveillance Tuesday evening and observed a narcotics transaction. Following the suspected transaction, an MSP patrol Trooper conducted a motor vehicle stop of two targets and placed them under arrest. Further investigation led to a search warrant for the Kempton Court address. As a result of the warrant execution, one additional suspect was placed under arrest at the Kempton Court residence and police seized a large quantity of fentanyl, several finger presses, and $1,060 in currency. The total amount of fentanyl seized during the course of the investigation was approximately 750 grams. A fourth defendant was placed under arrest at a separate location.
The four arrestees were booked on trafficking charges at the State Police-Andover Barracks and arraigned yesterday by the Attorney General’s Office in Lawrence District Court and were ordered held on high bails.
They are identified as: ALEX MARTINEZ, 32, a male from Lawrence; JEAN CARLOS MARTE-VELASQUEZ, 27, a male from Lawrence; GENESIS FERNANDEZ, 26, a female from Lawrence; and SERVINO PEREZ-GUZMAN, 29, a male from Lawrence.