TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say 15 people were arrested after a heroin-distribution ring in Massachusetts was broken up by police detectives.
Taunton police say 15 men and woman from six southeastern Massachusetts cities and towns were arrested Tuesday morning on drug-related charges.
Twelve of the 15 are facing federal drugs charges and were arraigned in federal court in Boston.
The arrests result from an investigation that focused on a Taunton man and his mother.
Prosecutors say they have been running a “retail heroin trafficking organization” out of the mother’s apartment.
Agents with the Drug Enforcement Agency executed a search of two apartments and say they found a total of 257 grams of heroin and 3 grams of cocaine.
Six others were arrested.