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BROCKTON – Two Brockton residents, one male and one female, were arrested this morning and heroin, cocaine, guns and cash were seized as part of a State Police investigation into drug distribution occurring within the City of Brockton, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz has announced.
Following a month-long investigation by the State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office into crack cocaine distribution in Brockton, State Police identified Amadeu Filho (DOB: 05/03/85) and Djena Silveira (DOB: 08/09/93), both of Brockton as individuals allegedly distributing drugs.
During the investigation, an apartment at #76 Harvard Street was identified as Filho’s residence and State Police applied for and received a narcotics search warrant for that address, along with a 2005 Toyota Camry. This morning at approximately 4:30 am, State Police with the assistance of the Massachusetts State Police STOP Team and Brockton Police Detectives, executed those warrants without incident and Filho and Silveira were placed under arrest. As a result of the searches, State Police seized approximately 282.5 grams of suspected Heroin and 18.8 grams of suspected Cocaine. Police also recovered a .380 semi-automatic pistol and .38 caliber firearm, rounds of ammunition, approximately $10,500 in cash, a digital scale, multiple cell phones, Cape Verde passport, paperwork and other drug paraphernalia.
Filhou and Silveira were arraigned in Brockton District Court today on the following charges: two counts of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, one count each of Trafficking of a Class A Substance, Heroin and Trafficking of a Class B Substance, Cocaine. They were also charged with one count each of Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Conspiracy to Violate the Controlled Substance Act and Receiving Stolen Property Over $250. Filhou pleaded not guilty and was held on $250,000 cash bail and had his bail revoked on a Bristol County case. Silveira was held on $10,000 cash bail and ordered to have no contact with Filhou and surrender her passport. Should they make bail, both Filhou and Silveira are to be placed on GPS Monitoring bracelets and are not to leave the Commonwealth. They are next scheduled to be back in court on July 18.
The Massachusetts State Police Firearms Identification Section was notified and responded to secure the two firearms recovered. The suspected narcotics were transferred to the Massachusetts State Police Crime Laboratory, where they will be analyzed.