The death of the confidential informant from an overdose lead to Braintree detectives accessing his cell phone and text messages.
That information led to a source who cooperated with the police and after an investigation including surveillance they were able to arrest eight of the suspected distributors.
The distribution ring was tied to two locations, one in Hyde Park which was a pick up point for customers, and another in Braintree where one of the main suspects resided. All eight are charged in federal court in Boston with Drug Trafficking in Heroin.
Frank Fernandez is a Boston criminal defense lawyer who focuses on the criminal defense of drug charges. Including possession, drug trafficking, possession with intent to distribute and distribution of drugs.