Mattapoisett Man Arrested For Distributing Fentanyl And Pills
A Mattapoisett man was arrested after a month long narcotics investigation by detectives from the South Eastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council (SEMLEC).
Police say during their investigation, 28-year-old John Decosta Jr, of 1 Driscoll Lane in Mattapoisett, was seen engaging in multiple hand-to-hand drug transactions.
They executed several search warrants on Saturday and seized 8.5 grams of Fentanyl, 29 Percocet 30 mg pills, 80 Methadone Pills, Anabolic Steroids, scales, packaging material, and 18 shotgun shells as well as $6,788.00 in US currency and a 2012 Chevy Malibu.
According to the SEMLEC website, Fentanyl is an opioid that is 40-50 times more potent than heroin and it has been linked to several overdoses on the Southcoast.
Decosta was charged with possession with the intent to distribute a class “B” substance (Fentanyl), possession with the intent to distribute a class “B” substance (Percocet), possession with the intent to distribute a class “B” substance (methadone), possession of a class “C” substance (steroids), and possession of ammunition without an FID card.