Methuen Drug Bust Nets Nearly 4 Kg of Fentanyl, Arrests of Two and Warrant for Alleged Kingpin

Massachusetts State Police display drugs and other material seized. (courtesy photograph.)

State Police say they busted a Methuen drug trafficking operation Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, seizing nearly four kilograms of fentanyl and other drugs, arresting two women and issuing an arrest warrant for the alleged kingpin.

Troopers arrest 29-year-old Isadora Castro and 33-year-old Kaylin Guillermo for drug trafficking Friday after following their car from Methuen to Boston. Police said they observed the women leave Methuen about 3 p.m. The surveillance came as part of a joint federal, state and local investigation that began a day earlier in the southeastern part of the state.

Police also continued to watch the Methuen apartment at 142 Pleasant Valley St., building 70, where they said they observed 30-year-old Anthony Levine leave the apartment and carry “suspected evidence” to a car in the parking lot. Police temporarily detained Levine and prevented further access to the apartment while awaiting a search warrant for both the home and car. On Saturday afternoon at 1:20, a search found an additional 1,745 grams of fentanyl, 145 grams of methamphetamine, 12 bags of green pills believed to Xanax with a total weight of 334 grams and six bags of blue pills believed to 30 Mg Oxycodone pills with a total weight of 67 grams. Because of the length of time to obtain the warrant, State Police said, Levine was released and a warrant has been issued for his arrest. Police said Levin wears a court-ordered monitoring device as a result of prior criminal charges.

Police also discovered $8,129 in cash, which will be used as evidence of illicit narcotics sales.

The arrests and seizure of the opioids followed two other operations by the Commonwealth Interstate Narcotics Reduction and Enforcement-South Unit that resulted in the seizure of an additional approximately 2.5 kilograms of suspected fentanyl and the arrest of a Lawrence-based supplier on Thursday. Police said both operations were “were highly-organized, multiple-kilogram level opioid distributors that have been supplying fentanyl and heroin to street level dealers for more than a year, at least.

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