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MA State Police arrest ten in connection with local drug ring

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District Attorney Michael O’Keefe announced the arrest of 10 individuals with connections to the Fraga Drug Trafficking Organization. The arrests come after a three year long investigation of Kevin Fraga and his brother Alex Fraga, leaders of the Fraga Drug Trafficking Organization on Cape Cod.

In March of 2017, the Massachusetts State Police Cape Cod Narcotics Task Force, Drug Administration’s Cape Cod Task Force, along with AUSA Eric Rosen, secured Federal Title III orders to intercept telephonic communications of the FRAGA brothers as well as their co-conspirators. During the course of the wiretap, investigators learned that James RAMIREZ of Dorchester was supplying the FRAGA brothers with large quantities of fentanyl, heroin and cocaine for further distribution. RAMIREZ delivered the drugs to the FRAGA brothers in Hyannis using vehicles specially outfitted with “hides” to conceal the drugs from law enforcement. The FRAGA brothers would then distribute the narcotics to lower level distributors and users that were identified through interceptions of the FRAGA phones.

Based on numerous search warrants, officers seized approximately 6 Kilos of heroin/fentanyl, approximately 1 kilo of cocaine, two kilogram presses, 4500 fentanyl pills disguised as 30 mg Oxycodone (Percocet) pills, and 6 firearms. Officers arrested five individuals, to include Kevin and Alex FRAGA (the Cape Cod targets of this investigation), and FRAGA’s source of supply RAMIREZ, RAMIREZ’ girlfriend, and RAMIREZ’ source of supply Kelvin CHALAS AKA “Keko”.

On August 17, 2017, Alex FRAGA was charged federally with one count of possession of fentanyl/heroin with intent to distribute and two counts of attempted possession of fentanyl/heroin with intent to distribute. Kevin Fraga was charged federally with one count of possession of fentanyl/heroin and cocaine with intent to distribute and two counts of attempted possession of fentanyl/heroin and cocaine with intent to distribute.

On August 23, 2017, RAMIREZ was charged federally with one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute heroin, fentanyl, and cocaine. Alex FRAGA, Kevin FRAGA and James RAMIREZ have each pled guilty to these charges and are awaiting sentencing.

Investigators have since established probable cause in State Court to arrest middle and lower level members of the FRAGA Drug Trafficking Organization. On November 21, 2017, officers of the Massachusetts State Police, the Massachusetts State Police Narcotics Task Force, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Department and numerous Local Police Agencies arrested the following listed individuals with arrest warrants issued by the Barnstable and Falmouth District Courts for Conspiracy to Distribute a Class “A” substance (heroin).

1. Tiarah GEGGATT DOB 1-3-1994
2. Michael QUEST DOB 4-17-1990
3. Brittany POILLUCCI DOB 7-21-1990
4. Lucas DOSSANTOS DOB 7-16-1996
5. Marcos SILVA-FEIJAO DOB 9-14-1993
6. Sergio BANACH DOB 9-18-1984
7. Timothy DAFFINEE DOB 7-6-1986
8. Katherine SULLIVAN DOB 1-13-1986
9. Allen BECKWITH DOB 10-15-1992
10. Justin IRWIN DOB 12-20-1993

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