BOSTON — A two-month undercover Narcotics Operation investigation by Revere and Winthrop Police resulted in the arrest of two men on Wednesday and the seizure of a large amount of cocaine and fentanyl.
Reynaldo Aponte, 32, and Manuel Vladimir Morell Rodriguez, 27, were arrested in Boston following the execution of search warrants at Devon and Hartford streets.
Each were charged with three counts of distributing heroin to an undercover Revere Police detective. Both will also face cocaine and fentanyl trafficking charges, according to Revere Police.
Following the execution of the search warrants, police seized more than 500 grams of cocaine, more than 100 grams of fentanyl and packaging materials related to the distribution of illegal narcotics, police said.
The months-long narcotics investigation was conducted by members of the Revere Police Department Narcotics/Gang Unit, the Winthrop Police Department and the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department.
“The partnership between the Revere Police Department, Winthrop Police Department and the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department continues to prove beneficial and is having a positive impact on controlling the street level narcotics distribution that is taking place in our communities,” said Revere Police Chief James Guido in a statement.
Mayor Brian Arrigo said in a statement that he appreciated the “proactive work of the departments involved and their continued efforts to address street level narcotics distribution in our neighborhoods.”