Teams of officers saturated the Bellingham Square area Thursday morning, Dec. 7, and arrested several individuals on warrants for illegal distribution of cocaine and heroin as part of an undercover operation targeting street level dealing.
“This operation is an important piece in our all-encompassing effort in addressing the opiate issue in Chelsea,” said Chief Brian Kyes. “Our officers will continue to prioritize enforcement, community policing and to work with our partners to guide individuals suffering from addiction into treatment.”
The Chelsea Police Department with assistance from the Everett Police Department secured 20 arrest warrants on individuals as part of a three-month undercover operation named “Buy-Bye.” The operation targeted drug dealing in the Bellingham Square area of the city and included a search warrant and arrest in Everett. The Chelsea Police Department Drug Unit obtained warrants from both Chelsea District Court and Suffolk Superior Court based on evidence of hand to hand drug deals made to undercover officers.
Chelsea investigators are confident that all 20 individuals will be placed into custody.
As of Dec. 10, those arrested in Chelsea were:
- Julie Maskell, 41, of Revere, on one warrant.
- Luis Martinez, 49, of 108 Clark Ave., on one warrant.
- Brittany Lopes-Rattigan, 28, of 2 Franklin Ave., on two warrants.
- Robert Dellorfano, 37, of 15 Watts St., on one warrant.
- Stacy Lightell, 43, of 10 Jones Dr., on one warrant.
- Stanley Jeannis, 40, of Woburn, was charged with distribution of a Class B drug, possession to distribute a Class B drug, possession to distribute a Class A drug, drug violation near a school and one warrant.
- Jimmall Marshall, 27, of 45 Fourth St., was charged with distribution of a Class B drug (subsequent offense) and one warrant.