Randolph Police Department
William Pace, Police Chief
41 South Main St.
Randolph, MA 02368

For Immediate Release

Friday, March 24, 2017

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: [email protected]

Randolph Police Arrest 15 In Connection with Major Drug Trafficking and Distribution Investigation

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace reports that the Randolph Police Department, working with the South Shore Drug Task Force, the Drug Enforcement Agency and Norfolk District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey, arrested 15 individuals following a large scale drug investigation that led to the confiscation of heroin, cocaine, cash, jewelry and several firearms.

In the early hours of Tuesday, March 21, more than 200 officers from more than 20 local and federal law enforcement agencies spread out across the South Shore and into Boston, searching 18 residences. The raids were the result of a six-month investigation in Norfolk, Plymouth and Suffolk counties, initiated by the Randolph Police Department.

Eight of the homes in the raid were in Randolph. The Randolph Police Department was the lead agency, working extensively with the South Shore Drug Task Force (comprised of officers from Randolph, Braintree, Quincy, Weymouth, Milton and Holbrook), the DEA and the Norfolk District Attorney’s Office.

The raids were executed without incident. Homes in Randolph included two on Avalon Drive (Avalon Bay), two in Chestnut West (Rosemont Square), one on Birch Drive, one on West Street, one on Green Street and one on Fitch Terrace.

As a result of the raids, more than 10,000 pills, including oxycodone and fentanyl, heroin and other drugs, cash, $100,000 in jewelry and 10 guns — seven of which were found in Randolph — were recovered.

Fifteen suspects were arrested and charged in Randolph:

CARL HENRY FRENCH, AGE 37, OF RANDOLPH is charged with:

    • Trafficking a Class B Drug (Oxycodone)
    • Trafficking a Class B Drug (Fentanyl)
    • Unlawful Possession of Ammunition
    • Monetary Laundering
    • Distributing a Class B Drug
    • Conspiracy to Violate the Drug Law (Three Counts)

FRENCH, who police believe led the drug enterprise at the center of the investigation, was found to be living a lavish lifestyle, allegedly off of the profits from the sales of heroin and other deadly drugs. He was found to be renting a Ferrari for $1,500 a day, taking frequent trips to Miami, and spending thousands at nightclubs in Miami and Boston.

HASHANNA RENNE WILLIAMS, AGE 32, OF RANDOLPH is charged with:

  • Monetary Laundering
  • Conspiracy to Violate the Drug Law

SHANTE MONIQUE GREEN, AGE 30, OF RANDOLPH is charged with:

  • Trafficking a Class A Drug (Heroin)
  • Trafficking a Class B Drug (Cocaine)
  • Possession of a Class D Drug with Intent to Distribute
  • Unlawful Possession of Ammunition

WILLIAM MELVIN PALMER JR., AGE 42, OF RANDOLPH is charged with Conspiracy to Violate the Controlled Substance Act

VINCENT FRANCIS BONANNO, AGE 27, OF RANDOLPH is charged with:

  • Conspiracy to Violate the Drug Law
  • Distributing a Class B Drug

OCTAVIO TALOC NARES, AGE 38, OF RANDOLPH is charged with:

  • Trafficking a Class A Drug (Heroin)
  • Trafficking a Class B Drug (Cocaine)
  • Possession of a Class D Drug with Intent to Distribute
  • Unlawful Possession of Ammunition
  • Distributing a Class B Drug (Oxycodone)

JAMES LAUREUS, AGE 37, OF MILTON is charged with Conspiracy to Violate the Drug Law

ROMEO ANDRADE, AGE 35, OF WEST BRIDGEWATER is charged with Conspiracy to Violate the Drug Law.

ALEX FRENCH, AGE 31, OF BROCKTON is charged with Conspiracy to Violate the Drug Law.

JEFFREY JOSEPH, AGE 27, OF BROCKTON  is charged with Conspiracy to Violate the Drug Law.

MICHAEL BERUBE, AGE 33, OF CARVER is charged with Conspiracy to Violate the Drug Law.

GARY ELLIOTT, AGE 30, OF BOSTON is charged with Distributing a Class B Drug

TYRONE THOMPSON, AGE 42, OF EAST BRIDGEWATER is charged with Conspiracy to Violate the Drug Law.

JEFFREY GRAHAM, AGE 35, OF QUINCY is charged with Conspiracy to Violate the Drug Law.

FELIX VALDES, AGE 46, OF MILTON is charged with Conspiracy to Violate the Drug Law.

“This investigation was complex and I commend all agencies that were involved for their professionalism and collaboration in getting these deadly drugs off our streets,” Chief Pace said. “Randolph will be safer tonight because of this operation. I thank the Norfolk District Attorney, the DEA, the South Shore Drug Task Force, the collaboration of local law enforcement in neighboring communities and the commitment of Randolph Police Investigators.”

All suspects were arraigned at Quincy District Court.

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Randolph Police Arrest 15 In Connection with Major Drug Trafficking and Distribution Investigation
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