Haverhill Police Arrest Three on Fentanyl Drug Trafficking

Three out-of-town men were arrested on fentanyl and other drug-related charges Friday night near the Haverhill/Plaistow, N.H. border.

Rafael Espinal-Calderon, 27, of Lynn, and Griffin Fredette, 19, and Brandon McWilliams, 20, both of York, Maine, were arrested by Haverhill Police, Friday night, between 7:30 and 8 p.m., on Plaistow Road. Fredette was charged with two counts each of fentanyl trafficking, possession of drugs with intent to distribute and conspiracy to violate drug laws. Espinal-Calderon and McWilliams were each charged with fentanyl trafficking, two counts of drug distribution, conspiracy to violate drug laws. Espinal-Calderon was additionally charged with using a disguise to obstruct justice.

Espinal-Calderon was initially held on $10,000 ball in district court, but bail was revoked because of another, outstanding case at Boston Municipal Court. Fredette was held on $6.500 bail and McWilliams was held on $1,500. All three return to court Sept. 13 for a probable cause hearing.