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Lynn man faces drug charges after sale to undercover officer


A 24-year-old Lynn man faces arraignment after Arlington police charged him Friday, Jan. 18, with trafficking in fentanyl and cocaine.

Angel Manuel Rodriguez, after meeting with an undercover officer, was charged with trafficking in more than 10 grams of fentanyl, a Class A drug, and distributing cocaine, a class B drug.

A news release from the office John Guilfoil reports that at about 2:20 p.m. Friday, members of the Arlington Police Criminal Investigation Bureau, Arlington Police Patrol Division and members of the the Suburban Middlesex County Drug Task Force conducted a drug investigation into Rodriguez allegedly selling fentanyl and cocaine.

An undercover officer met Rodriguez at his vehicle in the parking lot of Fremont Court and allegedly bought fentanyl and cocaine from him.

A short time later, officers pulled Rodriguez and placed him under arrest.

In a search of Rodriguez's vehicle, officers located and seized multiple plastic baggies of fentanyl and cocaine and $2,983.

The total amount of fentanyl sold to the undercover officer and seized from Rodriguez's vehicle weighed 56.58 grams. The cocaine confiscated during the operated totaled 3.7 grams.

Rodriguez was booked at the Arlington Police station and is expected to be arraigned on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at Cambridge District Court.

This news announcement was published Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019.

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