Randolph Police Department Seizes 450 Grams of Fentanyl, Arrests Three Men on Trafficking Charges

Street Value of Narcotics Seized Estimated to be $45,000

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace reports that the Randolph Police Department arrested and charged three men with allegedly trafficking fentanyl on Wednesday.

ANYELO MEDINA-JIMENEZ, AGE 34, of PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND; JULIO CARPIO-JIMENEZ, AGE 30, of MERIDEN, CONNECICUT; and JUAN FRANJUL CASTILLO, AGE 28, of DOMINICAN REPUBLIC were each charged with Trafficking More Than 200 Grams of Fentanyl (Class A).

CASTILLO was additionally charged with Trafficking More Than 10 Grams of Fentanyl (Class A).

At approximately 2:05 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 27, detectives from the drug control unit were conducting targeted surveillance in response to past complaints of drug activity. Detectives observed a suspected drug transaction and conducted a traffic stop in the area of James Tighe Road. The suspect, later identified as CASTILLO, was arrested. Trafficking amounts of fentanyl were found in his possession and seized by police.

Through the subsequent investigation, detectives applied for and were granted a search warrant a short time later to search a room at a hotel in the area of Route 139 in Randolph. During their search of the room and the occupants’ belongings, police found and seized approximately 450 grams of fentanyl packaged individually for sale, $5,850 in cash, multiple cellphones and various narcotics-related packaging materials.

Two additional men, MEDINA-JIMENEZ and CARPIO-JIMENEZ were arrested at the hotel as a result of the search warrant’s execution.

The estimated street value of the narcotics seized as a result of the investigation is approximately $45,000.

Randolph Police Department detectives were assisted by members of the South Shore Drug Task Force and DEA Taskforce Group II.

All three men were expected to be arraigned today in Quincy District Court.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), from 1999–2018, almost 450,000 people died from an overdose involving an opioid, including prescription and illicit opioids. Deaths involving synthetic opioids, including fentanyl, accounted for 67% of opioid-involved deaths in 2018.

The Massachusetts Substance Abuse Helpline is a statewide, public resource for finding substance use treatment and recovery. Helpline services are free and confidential. The Helpline can be contacted at 800-327-5050.

These are allegations. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty.

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