Six people indicted in connection with alleged North Shore heroin network

Police have indicted six people in connection with running a heroin and fentanyl distribution network on the North Shore. 

A Danvers couple and four other people from Ispwich have been indicted on the following charges: 

Richard Castillo, 30 of Danvers, was charged with distribution of a class A substance, possession with intent to distribute of a class B substance, conspiracy to violate the Controlled Substance Act and possession with intent to distribute a class A substance. 

Ilona Castillo, 27 of Danvers, was charged with possession with intent to distribute a class B substance, conspiracy to violate the Controlled Substance Act, and possession with intent to distribute a class A substance. 

John Eaton, 30 of Ipswich, was charged with possession with intent to distribute of a class B substance and conspiracy to violate the Controlled Substance Act. 

Samantha Pike, 26 of Ipswich, was charged with possession with intent to distribute a class B substance and conspiracy to violate the Controlled Substance Act. 

Brett Eglin, 26 of Ipswich, was charged with possession of a class B substance and conspiracy to violate the Controlled Substance Act. 

Gary Collum, 50 of Ipswich, was charged with possession with intent to distribute a class B substance and conspiracy to violate the Controlled Substance Act. 

Richard Castillo, Eglin, Collum and Pike were arrested in Ipswich on Dec. 29. Ilona Castillo was arrested on Dec. 29 in Danvers. 

The defendants will be arraigned at a later date in Essex Superior Court. 

Authorities allege that the Castillos ran a drug distribution network on the North Shore and Eglin, Collum, Pike and Eaton were their distributors. 

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