Crack cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine seized by police

📸 Southbridge Police Department photos.

SOUTHBRIDGE — A search warrant resulted in four arrests on Monday, with crack cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine reportedly being seized, according to local law enforcement.

Abdon Melendez, Nicole Tetlow, Andy Ortiz, and Jose Torres were arrested after detectives from the Southbridge Police Department executed a search warrant at a Henry Street apartment around 5 p.m. on Monday. Police reported the search warrant was the result of an ongoing investigation into the illegal sale of narcotics in Southbridge.

During the search of 33 Henry Street, apartment #3, police said they seized “an amount of suspected methamphetamine, heroin and crack cocaine packaged for distribution, a scale, an amount of U.S. currency and various packaging materials.” Police said the money seized is suspected to have been proceeds from trafficking and sale of narcotics. With evidence gathered from the Henry Street apartment, police obtained an additional search warrant and found more heroin packaged for distribution in a motor vehicle.

Melendez, 45, of 33 Henry Street, was charged with possession with intent to distribute class A heroin (subsequent offense), conspiracy to violate the drug laws, possession of class B Buprenorphine (subsequent offense), and for a drug violation in a school zone.

Tetlow, 38, of 33 Henry Street, was charged with possession with intent to distribute class A heroin, conspiracy to violate the drug laws, possession of class B Suboxone, possession of class B Gabapentin, and for a drug violation in a school zone.

Ortiz, 40, of 358 Main Street, was charged with possession with intent to distribute class A heroin, conspiracy to violate the drug laws, possession of class B crack cocaine, possession of class B methamphetamine, and for a drug violation in a school zone.

Torres, 37, of 20 Mechanic Street, was charged with possession of class B crack cocaine, and also held on two warrants for his arrest for prior narcotic distribution charges.

Police said all four individuals were transported to police headquarters pending their release on bail and/or arraignment in Dudley District Court and remanded to the Legacy Healing Rehabilitation Center.

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