A total of 15 firearms were seized yesterday in Haverhill, including sawed off shot guns, assault rifles, and handguns, as well as a large quantity of illegal narcotics ranging from heroin, Oxycodone pills, marijuana, and cocaine.
Haverhill Police with the assistance of the ATF, DEA, and MA State Police arrested 19 people on warrants Tuesday, resulting from a joint Haverhill Polic/ATF task force investigation.
To date 27 individuals have been charged as part of the joint investigation involving firearms trafficking, and distribution of illegal narcotics.
“This case remains open, other individuals have been charged, and are being actively sought at this time. The Haverhill Police Department is grateful to the ATF for recognizing the need to disrupt violent gun activity in the city, and committing significant resources that lead to the dozens of illegal firearm and narcotics arrests.” – Detective Captain Robert Pistone
“As a result of a joint investigation involving municipal, state and federal law enforcement agencies twenty-seven dangerous individuals were apprehended. Many of those targeted in this campaign are extremely dangerous individuals who posed a significant threat to the safety of our citizens. We feel confident that the city and the region is a lot safer with these individuals off the streets.”- Haverhill Police Chief Alan DeNaro
“ATF is committed to working with our law enforcement partners to combat violent crime and to keep guns out of the hands of violent offenders, which remains our top priority” – ATF Special Agent in Charge, Daniel J. Kumor
Charged and arrested prior to 10/14/15 as part of Haverhill PD/ATF investigation:
James Richard Close age 33 Hampstead NH Trafficking Heroin, Trafficking Firearms
Joshua Lavalley age 23 Haverhill MA Trafficking Firearms
Maria Metz age 30 Haverhill MA Trafficking Cocaine, Poss. Sawed off shotgun, Firearms Trafficking
Davian Coote age 22 Haverhill MA Poss. Firearm without License, Conspiracy to violate drug laws
Joshua Perez age 23 Haverhill MA Poss. Firearm without license.
William Ramirez age 21 Haverhill MA Poss. Firearm without license, Poss. firearm with defaced serial number.
Taylor Matkivich age 22 Haverhill MA Dist. Class B subsequent offense.
Michael Rivera age 21 Haverhill MA Distribution Heroin
Arrested on 10/14/15
Andrew Rejouis age 24 Haverhill MA Distribution Heroin School Zone
Jonathan Diaz age 25 Haverhill MA Distribution Heroin
Katelynn Morris age 23 Haverhill MA Distribution Heroin
Sean Haslett age 27 Haverhill MA Distribution Cocaine
Joshua Maisonett age 30 Haverhill MA Distribution Heroin
Janet Bigio age 34 Haverhill Distribution Cocaine
Darren Brousseau age 49 Haverhill MA Distribution Cocaine
Joshua Carpenter age 23 Haverhill Distribution Class B Oxycodone
Latecia Torres age 22 Haverhill Distribution Class B Oxycodone, Dist. Marijuana
Kyle Carpenter age 24 Haverhill MA Distribution Class B Oxycodone
Mikeson Lebron age 20 Haverhill MA Distribution Heroin School Zone, Trafficking Heroin over 18 grams
Kelly Graciale age 30 Haverhill MA Distribution Heroin
Geoffrey Robinson age 24 Haverhill Distribution Class B Oxycodone
Dominique Maldonado age 24 Haverhill MA Distribution Heroin
Clyde Jean Baptiste age 28 Haverhill Distribution Heroin
Micris Godfrey age 30 Haverhill Distribution Heroin
Rafael Rojas age 56 Haverhill MA Distribution Class B subsequent offense.
Jolene Colon age 32 Haverhill MA Distribution Class B
Richard Gomez age 22 Haverhill MA Distribution Class D