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Lynn fugitive arrested for heroin trafficking

By GAYLA CAWLEY 

LYNN—A Lynn man was arrested and charged with Class A drug trafficking Tuesday morning, after police executed a search warrant and found heroin, fentanyl and oxycontin in his apartment, Lynn Police Lt. Rick Donnelly said.

Brian Aquino, 34, of 8 Hart St., was arrested and charged with trafficking a Class A drug over 200 grams, two counts of trafficking a Class A drug over 28 grams and possession of a Class B drug at 10:11 a.m. Tuesday.

Aquino was being arrested on a violent fugitive from justice warrant when officers—with responders from the State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension section and Lynn Police Gang Unit—observed what they believed to be heroin, Donnelly said.

Police then secured the apartment and obtained and executed a search warrant from Lynn District Court. Officers returned with the warrant and found over 200 grams of heroin, over 28 grams of oxycontin, 95 grams of fentanyl and four grams of cocaine, Donnelly said.

Anything over 28 grams of oxycontin, which is usually classified as a Class B drug, is considered a Class A drug. Fentanyl is a dangerous drug that is being mixed with heroin, and is what Lynn police think is a main cause for the increase of heroin overdoses and deaths in the city, Donnelly said.

Also found and seized was $2,220 in currency, which was in Aquino’s pocket when he was arrested, and drug paraphernalia related to heroin distribution, including digital scales and tin foil, Donnelly said.

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