Massachusetts State Police bust North Shore drug ring, seize more than 74K counterfeit prescription pills

North Shore Drug Bust
(Courtesy MSP)

BOSTON (WLNE) — A North Shore drug trafficking organization has been busted after Massachusetts State Police seized more than 24 kilograms of prescription drugs.

State police said they arrested 23 people Tuesday on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute controlled substances.

According to investigators, authorities were made aware of the North Shore ring in 2018.

During searches of several properties Tuesday, detectives recovered more than 74,000 counterfeit Adderall pills containing methamphetamine and more than 1,000 counterfeit Oxycodone pills containing fentanyl.

“The neighborhoods of the North Shore are safer today for their efforts,” said Col. Christopher Mason.

The following suspects were arrested:

  • Lawrence Michael Nagle, a/k/a “Mikey,” 32, of Saugus
  • Christopher Nagle, a/k/a “Cuda,” 28, of Revere
  • Nelson Mora, a/k/a “Nellie,” 29, of Lynn
  • Javier Bello, a/k/a “Javi,” 27, of Beverly
  • Anthony Bryson, 33, of Billerica
  • Frantz Adolphe, 28, of Lynn
  • Raymond Kulakowski, 36, of Lynn
  • Soyanna Lages, 33, of Somerville
  • David Muise, a/k/a “Pinky,” 35, of Swampscott
  • David Delauri, 30, of Haverhill
  • Savannah Lee Bartone, 35, of Peabody
  • Lawrence M. Nagle Sr., a/k/a “Michael L. Nagle,” a/k/a “Tony Dias,” 54, of Lynn
  • Alexander Villar, 33 of Danvers
  • Kion Shepherd, a/k/a “Kilo,” 31, of Salem
  • Melvin Nieves, 23, of Lynn
  • Erick Solis Lopez, a/k/a “Wichy,” 24, of Salem
  • Christopher Tejeda, 21, of Lynn
  • Edward Ortiz, 32, of Swampscott
  • Justin Westmoreland, 24, of Saugus
  • Yaira Ramos-Rivera, 39, of Billerica
  • Jose Garcia, 45, of Roslindale
  • Anna Bryson, 59, of Saugus
  • Chevon Dorce, 43, of Lynn

If convicted, each person faces up to 20 years in prison.

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