The Chelsea Police Department continued to target street level drug dealing this week. As part of a continuing on-going undercover operation, the department working on tips from the community made the arrest Thursday evening. Based on these tips and surveillance, CPD officers and State Police Detectives made purchases of narcotics by utilizing undercover police officers from a Tudor Street home. As a result, one local resident was arrested and a large amount of Heroin and cash seized. Police also impounded two vehicles believed to be used in the illegal operation and have begun forfeiture proceedings on those vehicles. Olvin Lopez, age 29 of 36 Tudor Street was charged with Trafficking in Heroin and various other drug related offenses. Chief Kyes stated, “These arrests were made with the help of the community and their willingness to provide investigators with detailed information” He added, “The Chelsea Police will continue its aggressive measures against drug dealing in the city utilizing all available resources”
Chelsea residents are reminded they can provide information anonymously to the Police Department by calling the 24 hr Crime Stoppers TIP line at 617-466-4880. Anonymous web tips can also be submitted right from the Police Departments website at HYPERLINK “http://www.chelseapolice.com” www.chelseapolice.com.