Stolen .38 caliber snub revolver located

SOUTHBRIDGE — Three roommates and a Boston man were arrested shortly before dawn on Saturday morning after local and regional law enforcement agencies acted on “a lengthy ongoing investigation.”

Detectives from the Southbridge Police Department and members of Central Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council (CEMLEC) SWAT team executed a search warrant at approximately 4:30 a.m. Authorities searched a first floor apartment at 153 Marcy Street, situated on the corner of Marcy and Curtis Streets. According to a press release issued by the Southbridge Police Department on Sunday afternoon the search warrant was for narcotics and was the result of a long investigation “into the distribution of crack cocaine in the community.”

Police said they uncovered crack cocaine packaged for distribution, prescription pills suspected to be oxycodone, various narcotics distribution paraphernalia, and U.S. currency believed to have been received as proceeds from ongoing trafficking and sale of narcotics. Police did not release the quantities of the drugs or money. Law enforcement officials also located a fully loaded .38 caliber snub nose revolver that had been reported stolen locally during a house break in December 2017, along with a 9mm magazine containing several rounds of live ammunition.

Police placed four men under arrest, including three men whose residence is listed as the first floor apartment at 153 Marcy Street. The fourth man, Eric Parrish, aged 27, resides at 140 Welles Avenue in Boston, police said. Parrish was charged with possession of ammunition without a license and with possession with intent to distribute class B crack cocaine. The local suspects were Dontereus Sanders, aged 22, and Robert T. Andrews and Tyvon Williams, both aged 27. Sanders was charged with possession of ammunition without a license and with possession with intent to distribute class B crack cocaine; Andrews was charged with possession of a firearm without a license to carry, possession of ammunition without a license, possession with intent to distribute class B crack cocaine, possession of class B Oxycodone, and with receiving stolen property under $1,200; and Williams was charged with possession of ammunition without a license and with possession with intent to distribute class B crack cocaine. Williams was also held on an outstanding warrant for his arrest.

All four men were held at Southbridge Police Headquarters pending their release on bail and their arraignment in Dudley District Court, slated for Monday, July 16.

Detectives from the Southbridge Police Department and members of the CEMLEC SWAT team worked together on a narcotics search warrant that resulted in the arrest of, from left to right, Robert Andrews of Southbridge, Eric Parrish of Boston, Dontereus Sanders of Southbridge, and Tyvon Williams of Southbridge.

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