Arlington police recently arrested three suspected heroin dealers.
One of the arrests was made Tuesday, April 1, in Malden, the other two in February in Arlington, according to a Thursday release from the department.
With assistance from a number of agencies and departments, Arlington officers arrested 40-year-old Yrvens Bain, formerly of Henderson Street in Arlington, on Tuesday in Malden.
An investigation into two suspected heroin overdoes deaths in Arlington allegedly led police to Bain. He has been convicted four times in the past for drug distribution, authorities said.
Bain was arrested after selling heroin on two occasions to cooperating witnesses in Waltham and Malden, according to the release. He was charged with distributing heroin and faces 20 years in federal prison, followed by a maximum of lifetime supervised release and a fine of $1 million.
In February, Arlington officers arrested Mariano Andujar-Perez, 30, and Louis D. Pena, 20, both of Dorchester, after they allegedly sold heroin to undercover officers on multiple occasions. Officers arrested the two men Feb. 14 at the intersection of Broadway and Adams Streets after an undercover drug buy by Arlington officers, according to the release.
Both men were arraigned in Cambridge District Court and charged with possession of a Class A drug with intent to distribute and conspiracy to violate drug laws. Andujar-Perez was also charged with furnishing a false name or social security number following an arrest and was detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
In addition to Arlington police, the Drug Enforcement Agency, the Office of U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz, the Suburban Middlesex Country Drug Task Force, the Essex County Sheriff’s Department and the Boston, Ipswich, Malden and Somerville police departments aided in the arrests.