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Two People Arrested As Part Of State Police Investigation Into Fentanyl Distribution In Brockton

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Contact: Beth Stone


BROCKTON – State Police Detectives have arrested a Brockton man and woman who were allegedly distributing large amounts of Fentanyl out of their two Brockton residences, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz has announced.

As part of a two month-long investigation, Massachusetts State Police identified a major Fentanyl distribution network being operated by Rosa Moran-Flores (DOB: 10/26/97) out of her residence at 84 Brookfield Drive, and Edmund Kelsey (DOB: 11/30/99), out of his residence at 47 Westfield Drive. As a result of the investigation, State Police sought and obtained narcotics search warrants from Brockton District Court for the addresses at Brookfield Drive and Westfield Drive, as well as a Toyota Camry and Nissan Altima.

At approximately 6:30 am this morning, the search warrants were executed by State Police simultaneously and without incident. As a result, two firearms were seized, one loaded 9 MM Beretta with an extended magazine and one round in the chamber, and one .45 Caliber Ruger that State Police confirmed was stolen, with six rounds of ammunition. State Police also seized trafficking amounts of Fentanyl and Cocaine, and 41 Suboxone strips. They additionally found $8,740 in cash, digital scales, and cellphones. As a result, Moran-Flores and Kelsey were placed under arrest and are scheduled to be arraigned today in Brockton District Court.

Moran-Flores is charged with three counts of Trafficking Fentanyl, one count of Trafficking Cocaine, four counts of Distribution of Fentanyl, and one count each of Conspiracy to Violate the Controlled Substance Act and Possession to Distribute Suboxone. Kelsey is charged with two counts each of Trafficking Fentanyl and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, four counts of Distribution of Fentanyl, one count each of Possession of a Stolen Firearm, Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device and Conspiracy to Violate the Controlled Substance Act.

The investigation was conducted by State Police Detectives assigned to the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office. Detectives were assisted at today’s execution of the search warrant by State Police CINRET, the State Police Gang Unit, the State Police CAT Team, and Brockton Police.

July 12, 2019