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BROCKTON – A Brockton has pleaded guilty to drug charges and was sentenced to State Prison, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz has announced. Today, in Brockton Superior Court, Jesus Ayala (DOB: 03/12/70) of Brockton, pleaded guilty to one count each of Possession with Intent to Distribute Class A, Heroin, Subsequent Offense, Trafficking in Cocaine Over 36 Grams, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B, Fentanyl, and Possession of a Class B Substance, Naloxone. Brockton Superior Court Judge Brian Davis sentenced Ayala to serve 8-10 years in State Prison. During the month of March in 2018, members of the State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office conducted an investigation into heroin, fentanyl and cocaine distribution occurring within the city of Brockton. As part of that investigation, Ayala was identified as a distributor of narcotics to customers and was found to be storing them at his residence at 50 Oak Street Extension in Brockton. As a result of the investigation, State Police sought and received a search warrant for the residence at approximately 6:00 am on March 30, 2018, State Police, with assistance from Brockton Police, executed that warrant, and troopers found Ayala engaged in what appeared to be an attempt to flush additional narcotics down the toilet. Once Ayala was placed under arrest, troopers located approximately 50 grams of Fentanyl, six grams of heroin, 36 grams of cocaine, Naloxone strips, $3,900 in cash, packaging materials, a face mask, a grinder, financial ledgers and numerous cell phones. The investigation was conducted by State Police Detectives assigned to the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office, the State Police Gang Unit, State Police Commonwealth Intrastate Narcotics Reduction Enforcement Team (CINRET) and Brockton Police. The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Joseph Janezic.