Daily Dose of Great Police Work: No "Trick-or-Treating" for Drug Trafficker Arrested with Over Three Kilos of Fentanyl & Halloween Mask

At about 10:55 AM on Friday, October 27, 2017, members of the Boston Police City Wide Drug Control Unit and the District B-2 (Roxbury) Drug Control Unit, in conjunction with the Mass State Police, received information that a package containing 3 kilograms of suspected illegal narcotics was being shipped to a commercial auto business in the area of 171 Norfolk Avenue in Roxbury. As a result of the investigation, officers recovered what appeared to be three separate packages of Fentanyl and a Halloween mask. The suspect, identified as 28-year-old Manuel Pineda-Herrera of Charlestown, was arrested and charged with Trafficking Class B Drugs over 200 grams. 

After further investigation, officers received a search warrant for the intended delivery destination of the package. Upon execution of the warrant, officers recovered numerous heat-sealed, compressed packages of suspected Fentanyl, separate plastic bags of Fentanyl, along with cocaine, marijuana, and morphine pills. Officers also recovered numerous digital scales, heat sealing equipment, hydraulic presses, cutting agents, grinders, and other paraphernalia consistent with the sale and distribution of illegal narcotics. Pineda-Herrera will additionally be charged with Trafficking Class B (Fentanyl) over 200 grams, Trafficking Class B (Cocaine) 36-99 grams, Trafficking Class A (Morphine), and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D. Additional suspects are under investigation relative to the incident and will face charges of Trafficking Class B over 200 grams, among other drug charges.