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Man Arrested, Fentanyl, Cocaine Seized After State Police Drug Investigation In Brockton

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Contact: Beth Stone 508-584-8120

BROCKTON – A man was arrested after a State Police investigation into Fentanyl and Cocaine distribution in the city of Brockton, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz has announced.

During the months of September and October, 2019, members of the Massachusetts State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office conducted an investigation into narcotics distribution occurring in the city of Brockton.

As a result of the investigation, Troopers identified Rosanio Morton (DOB: 05/04/95) of Brockton, as an individual distributing Fentanyl. As a result, State Police sought and received a knock and announce search warrant for Morton’s residence at 146 Cherry Street, Apartment #2. At 9:50 p.m. last night, State Police Detectives, along with the Massachusetts State Police CINRET, and the Brockton Police, executed the warrant. Police seized plastic bags containing suspected Fentanyl weighing approximately 22.3 grams and plastic bags containing suspected Cocaine weighing approximately 31.5 grams from ceiling tiles. Police also found cash, a digital scale and drug distribution paraphernalia.

Morton was not home at the time that police executed the narcotics warrant. At approximately 11:55 p.m., State Police tracked Morton on the GPS monitoring bracelet he was wearing, to a car traveling in the area of North Main Street and Woodland Road in Brockton. State Police conducted a motor vehicle stop and Morton was placed under arrest. A search of the vehicle yielded three cell phones and cash.

Morton is scheduled to be arraigned today in Brockton District Court on one count each of Trafficking of a Class A Substance, Fentanyl, Trafficking of a Class B Substance, Cocaine.


October 29, 2019