Quincy police arrest eight, seize 18 kilos of cocaine, fentanyl

Quincy police arrest eight, seize 18 kilos of cocaine, fentanyl

Originally published by The Patriot Ledger

QUINCY — Quincy police arrested eight people and seized 18 kilograms of cocaine following five raids Monday as part of an investigation into a drug operation on the South Shore.

Quincy police said in a statement on Facebook that the month-long investigation resulted in four raids in Quincy on Monday and one in Weymouth, where police seized 18 kilograms of drugs.

Police said the $384,000 in cash, 11 pounds of marijuana, four semi-automatic pistols and one possibly automatic pistol with a silencer attached, which they referred to as a “possible machine gun,” were also seized. 

Eight people were arrested on a variety of charges. Those charges included trafficking in over 200 grams of cocaine, trafficking in over 200 grams of fentanyl, possession of a machine gun, possession of a large capacity firearm, possession with intent to distribute a class B substance, use of a firearm in a felony, possessing a firearm with a firearm card, possession with intent to distribute a class D substance and improperly securing a firearm.

Quincy police seized 18 kilograms of cocaine and fentanyl, $384,000 in cash and five pistols following five raids on Jan. 11, 2021.

Police said those arrested were:

  • Aderito Amado, 30, of Brockton
  • Johnathan Abreu, 20, of Taunton
  • Chaasad Cyprien, 20, of Oxford
  • Neylton Fontes, 33, of Brockton
  • Celsidonio Gonsalves, 19, of Fall River
  • Anisha Lopes, 20, of Weymouth
  • Leonardo Monteiro, 20, of Brockton
  • Erica Vieira, 24, of Brockton

Who was charged with what crimes was not readily available.

The Quincy Drug Control Unit was responsible for the investigation and received help from members of the South Shore Drug Task Force in the execution of the search warrants, police said.

The arrests come a week after the Quincy Drug Control Unit raided a “a large-scale, illegal pill manufacturing operation” run out of a single-stall rental garage at a storage facility in Quincy’s Wollaston neighborhood.