I haven’t blogged or Tweeted much tonight because I started my day faced with the need to read a 97-page long affidavit emailed to me by the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
And that was before I started writing my story.
A man who spent about 5 days a week living at 5 Riverhurst Road, Unit 720, in Billerica, is named in the affidavit as one of the ringleaders of a cocaine and heroin distribution ring that spread dozens of kilos of cocaine around Eastern Massachusetts after getting it from a Providence, R.I. man who’s sources are in Mexico.
Another man, Freddie Morales-Lugo, who I blogged about back in December, is also among the 20 men charged with conspiracy to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine in U.S. District Court in Boston.
I don’t have a lot of details on all this, though my story is very long.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office and the DEA have not yet officially announced the arrests, so no one is willing to comment quite yet. Sending me the redacted affidavit is the only thing the U.S. Attorney’s Office would do since the affidavit is the only document that has been unsealed in the case so far. Continue reading