BOYNTON BEACH (CBSMiami) — Boynton Beach Police made good on a promise to continue the fight against drug dealers in the city.
“Following a month-long investigation, police arrested 11 suspected drug dealers who sold heroin and cocaine to undercover officers and confidential informants,” officials said in a statement that added four other arrests on possession charges and resisting arrest. “The investigation stemmed from the recent rise of heroin overdoses citywide. Narcotics agents conducted ‘buys’ from the suspects, who were then taken into custody and arrested.”
Two search warrants at two residences resulted in the seizure of large amounts of heroin, cocaine and marijuana, as well as thousands of dollars in cash.
Since the beginning of the year, police have responded to 247 drug overdoses in Boynton Beach, including 19 incidents resulting in death.
The following individuals were arrested this week as a result of Operation Dirty Dope:
- Serge Racine, DOB 2/14/96, Sale of Heroin (two counts)
- Wolson Francois, DOB 12/30/95, Sale of Heroin within 1,000 feet of a park, Sale of Cocaine
- Mervens Moreau, DOB 2/14/96, Possession of Heroin with intent to sell
- Christopher Diverant, DOB 2/24/95, Sale of Heroin
- Randy Butler, DOB 1/19/85, Sale of Heroin within 1,000 feet of a convenience store
- Deandre Alexander, DOB 3/15/78 Sale of Cocaine (two counts)
- Anthony Chester, DOB 4/13/62, Sale of Cocaine
- Jonathan Williams, DOB 10/13/84, Sale of Cocaine
- John Black, 5/20/93, Sale of Heroin
- Jeffrey Dominique, DOB 8/26/97, Sale of Cocaine, Resisting arrest with violence, tampering with evidence
- Evens Archelus, DOB 8/25/96, Possession of Cocaine with intent to sell within 1,000 feet of a park, possession of an imitation substance
- Cody Payne, DOB 8/24/90, Possession of marijuana with intent to sell
- Christopher Dubuc, DOB 4/16/91, Possession of marijuana with intent to sell
- Molly Haga, DOB 3/16/90, Possession of marijuana
- Richard Similorme, 8/6/96, Resisting arrest without violence
More arrests and additional charges for trafficking in heroin and cocaine are expected in the coming days.