BROCKTON (WHDH) - Authorities say 100 members of law enforcement descended on Brockton early Thursday morning, arresting nine people in connection with a lengthy investigation into a drug distribution operation in the city.
Officers executed several arrest and search warrants around 5 a.m., which resulted in the seizure of a handgun, heroin, fentanyl and cash, Plymouth District Attorney Timothy Cruz said.
Among the nine who were arrested, Cruz said a warrant for a wiretap led to two men in their 40s. He said 1,500 milligrams of a substance believed to be fentanyl was found locked in a safe at 238 Market Street.
“Most of the people were involved in this area. The arrest today, we are hopeful they are going to have a positive affect on the quality of life here in Brockton,” Cruz said at a news conference.
One of the suspects arrested was previously convicted of murder, but that was overturned on appeal, according to Cruz. One suspect is said to be still on the run and other arrests are possible.
All of the defendants are expected to be arraigned in Brockton District Court on Thursday.
Watch Cruz’s full presser below:
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