BILLERICA — Chief Roy Frost reports that the Billerica Police Department arrested and charged a Billerica man with trafficking both cocaine and fentanyl.
RASHEIB YANCY, AGE 46, OF BILLERICA, was arrested and charged with:
• Trafficking Fentanyl
• Distribution of Cocaine
• Possession of Steroids
• Possession of a Class A Substance (Two Counts)
• Possession of a Class B Substance
On Tuesday, Aug. 29, the Billerica Police Department obtained and served a search warrant for a home at 30 New Foster Road as a result of a lengthy ongoing investigation into a home break-in. The Northeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council SWAT Team assisted Billerica Police in serving the search warrant.
During the subsequent search of the home, police discovered a large bag hidden inside a washing machine in the home’s basement, and determined the bag contained multiple kinds of drugs.
Police located over 25 grams of fentanyl, over 14 grams of cocaine, a pill bottle containing steroids, several pills of pressed fentanyl, and a small amount of cocaine on a $1 bill.
YANCY was taken into custody at the scene. He will be arraigned Wednesday in Lowell District Court.
During the search, police also recovered evidence that is believed to be connected to a recent home break in. Additional charges may be forthcoming.
The investigation was conducted with invaluable assistance from Chelmsford Police, Pepperell Police, Ayer Police, Dracut Police, Salem, N.H., Police and Massachusetts State Police.
“I want to thank our law enforcement partners in Chelmsford, Pepperell, Ayer, Dracut, Salem and State Police for their assistance with this investigation, which enabled us to locate a significant source of fentanyl within our community,” said Chief Frost.
These are allegations. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty.