6 arrested in Bristol County drug trafficking ring

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Bristol County District Attorney's Office shares photo of drugs and weapons seized, Tuesday, May 11, 2022.

FALL RIVER, Mass. (WLNE) — Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn said Wednesday a drug trafficking ring around Taunton and Fall River has been dismantled.

The district attorney’s office said that six members of the ring were arrested in Taunton and Fall River:

  • Christopher McLaughlin, 40
  • Casey Ruby, 34
  • Joshua Nazario, 31
  • Eddyberto Mejia, 28
  • Eusebio Andrade, 39
  • Corey Robeiro, 32

All men were charged with conspiracy to violate the drug law, with some facing trafficking and possession charges.

Massachusetts State Police said they seized nearly $350,000 worth of fentanyl and oxycodone from residences. In all, about 1,950 grams of fentanyl, 4,310 oxycodone tablets, 51 grams of crack cocaine, two illegal firearm and $75,000 in cash were found.

Investigators found that the primary supply of drugs was coming from a home in Lawrence.

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