A two-year investigation into an alleged drug trafficking ring that was operating on the North Shore included the undercover purchase of more than 4,000 pills, a representative of the Essex District Attorney's office said Friday morning.
Three Salem men were among the 11 people arraigned in Salem Superior Court Thursday afternoon in connection with the alleged drug trafficking ring, Carrie Kimball-Monahan, Director of Communications for the Essex District Attorney’s Office, said Friday.
Members of the Salem, Peabody, Lynn and Danvers police departments assisted the DEA in conducting the investigation, Kimball-Manahan said.
Arraigned in Salem Superior Court Thursday were:
- Willmi Espinal, 25, of 20 Summit St., Salem.
- Jason Gentry, 33, of 5 Station Road, Salem.
- Manuel Moya, 24, of 235 North St. #1, Salem.
- Albert Moore, 43, of 49 Hale St. #3, Beverly.
- David Soucy, 36, of 7 Garden St., Danvers.
- Anthony Hernandez, 33, of 34 Clement Ave., Peabody.
- Grejtis Osmanaj, 24, address unavailable, Peabody.
- Celton Pelaez, 38, of 84 Aborn St. #2408, Peabody.
- Sonia Aoube, 29, of 32 Columbia Ave., Lynn.
- Henry Hernandez, 37, of 32 Columbia Ave., Lynn.
- Anny Cruz, 31, of 247 Concord St., Manchester, N.H.
Salem Patch will post additional information as it becomes available.