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Danvers Man Among 11 Arrested in Connection With North Shore Drug Ring

11 people were arraigned in Salem Superior Court Thursday in connection with a drug trafficking ring operating on the North Shore.

Salem Patch file photo.
Salem Patch file photo.
A two-year investigation into an alleged drug trafficking ring that was operating on the North Shore included the undercover purchase of more than 4,000 pills, a representative of the Essex District Attorney's office said Friday morning. 

A Danvers man was among the 11 people arraigned in Salem Superior Court Thursday afternoon in connection with the alleged drug trafficking ring, Carrie Kimball-Monahan, Director of Communications for the Essex District Attorney’s Office, said Friday.

Members of the Danvers, Salem, Peabody and Lynn police departments assisted the DEA in conducting the investigation, Kimball-Manahan said.

Arraigned in Salem Superior Court Thursday were

  • David Soucy, 36, of 7 Garden St., Danvers.
  • Albert Moore, 43, of 49 Hale St. #3, Beverly.
  • Willmi Espinal, 25, of 20 Summit St., Salem. 
  • Jason Gentry, 33, of 5 Station Road, Salem.
  • Manuel Moya, 24, of 235 North St. #1, Salem.
  • Anthony Hernandez, 33, of 34 Clement Ave., Peabody.
  • Grejtis Osmanaj, 24, address unavailable, Peabody.
  • Celton Pelaez, 38, of 84 Aborn St. #2408, Peabody.
  • Sonia Aoube, 29, of 32 Columbia Ave., Lynn.
  • Henry Hernandez, 37, of 32 Columbia Ave., Lynn.
  • Anny Cruz, 31, of 247 Concord St., Manchester, N.H.
Individual charges were not immediately available. 

Danvers Patch will post additional information as it becomes available. 
Voice of Reason January 25, 2014 at 04:44 PM
Does anyone know the outcome of the arrests in Oct. 2012? Read on . . . . Danvers Man Faces Oxycodone, Heroin and Ecstasy Charges After Region-wide … By Oxycodone News Editor On October 20, 2012 · Leave a Comment ... . 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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