Eight Arrested And Charged On Federal Distribution Of Oxycodone Charges
Boston - Seven men were arrested in Brockton and Stoughton charged today in federal court on oxycodone distribution charges and aiding and abetting. An eighth man was arrested and charged on state drug charges also.
John Cruz, 33; Kenneth A. Harris, Jr., 30; Isaac J. Marrero a/k/a Saki, 19; Joel Marrero, 32; Reinaldo Marrero, a/k/a Joseph, a/k/a Jo Jo, 33; and Louis Porter, 35, all of Brockton and Jose Martinez More, 34, of New York were arrested and charged today in federal court with oxycodone offenses. Cruz, Isaac Marrero, Joel Marrero, Reinaldo Marrero and Porter were arrested this morning in Brockton and Harris was arrested in Stoughton. The defendants all appeared in U.S. District Court this afternoon.
Martinez More was also arrested in Connecticut as part of this investigation and is being held on related state charges. In addition Rey Marrero, 21, of Brockton was arrested on state narcotics charges.
The indictment which was unsealed this afternoon, charges all of the federal defendants with one count of Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute and Distribute Oxycodone; and charges John Cruz, Joel Marrero, and Reinaldo Marrero with one count of Distribution of Oxycodone and Aiding and Abetting. The indictment also contains a Drug Asset Forefeiture allegation.
United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz; John J. Arvanitis, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration - Boston Field Division; Chief Emanuel C. Gomes of the Brockton Police Department; Colonel Timothy Alben, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police; and Timothy J. Cruz of the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office made the announcement today. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Linda M. Ricci of Ortiz’s Drug Task Force Unit.