Danvers Man Faces Oxycodone, Heroin and Ecstasy Charges After Region-wide Drug Raids

Six North Shore men, including one Danvers resident, were arrested Friday morning. Police seized thousands of oxycodone pills, more than $50,000 in cash and a gun.

Six local men, including one Danvers resident, were charged Friday after several drug raids across the North Shore.

One of the men was also identified as the owner of Bangkok Paradise in Salem.

Essex Country District Attorney's office spokeswoman Carrie Kimball-Monahan said warrants were executed at 10 different locations in Lynn, Peabody, Salem and Danvers and police also seized thousands of oxycodone pills along with more than $50,000 in cash and a gun.

David Soucy, 35, of 7 Garden St., Danvers, was charged with trafficking oxycodone and pleaded not guilty in Salem District Court on Friday, according to a report in the Salem News. Judge Michael Laurenzano ordered him held on $25,000 in that case, the News reported, and $25,000 on a case that involved trafficking oxycodone, heroin and ecstasy.

Soucy was arrested at his home before 7 a.m. on Friday, according to the Danvers police log.

Soucy also faces a charge of possessing a firearm without a firearms identification card, according to the Danvers police log. The Salem News reported that police found a loaded .22-caliber firearm under his pillow.

She said the arrests were the result of a "long-term, multi-agency drug investigation." The agencies involved were DA's Drug Task Force, state police, Drug Enforcement Agency, Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms and Peabody, Lynn, Salem and Danvers police.

The following men were also arrested and arraignment in Peabody and Salem district courts Friday morning. Al of them plead not guilty:

  • Celton Pelaez, 36, of 84 Aborn St., Peabody, was charged with trafficking oxycodone.
  • Jesus Franco, 42, of 34 Perkins St., Salem, (owner of Bangkok Paradise) was charged with trafficking oxycodone.
  • Jason Gentry, 32, of 5 Station Rd., Salem, was charged with possession with intent to distribute oxycodone.
  • Henry Hernandez, 36, of 32 Columbia Ave., Lynn, was charged with trafficking oxycodone.
  • Joel Gonzalez, 32, of 44 Lawrence Rd., Lynn, was charged with the sale of a firearm.


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