Billerica Woman Arrested for Trafficking in Fentanyl

BPD PatchBillerica – On Wednesday, July 26, 2017, Billerica Police arrested Megan Ouellette, 33, of Billerica for Possession of a Class B Substance (Crack Cocaine) with Intent to Distribute and Drug Trafficking in a Class A Substance (Fentanyl) following an investigation into reports of drug distribution. The arrest occurred during a motor vehicle stop of Ouellette and an unnamed third party who was not charged, after their vehicle was observed engaging in what was believed to be a drug transaction. This arrest was made by members of the Billerica Police Department’s Drug Investigation Unit. This unit was created in 2015 to address the regions ongoing concerns with Opiate abuse and addiction. The unit works closely with other drug units in the region on enforcement of Massachusetts drug laws. In addition to enforcement, the Billerica Drug Unit also works directly with the Billerica Substance Abuse Coordinator, Mike Higgins, who was hired by the Town to address substance abuse prevention, treatment and education in coordination with other Town and regional agencies. This multi-faceted approach is designed to reduce both the supply and, just as importantly, the demand for illegal and destructive drugs in our community.

**All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court

Any additional questions should be directed to Deputy Chief Roy Frost, 978-215-9653

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