Arlington Police Arrest 3 Suspected Heroin Dealers

One of the arrests followed two suspected heroin overdose deaths in Arlington.

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.

February arrests

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.

John Anastas April 04, 2014 at 09:07 PM
Arresting herion dealers only leads to higher rates of overdoses in the end. Arlington has a bad heroin problem don't make it worse by flooding are streets with dirty product and fentanyl.
Wind Dummy 25 April 04, 2014 at 09:34 PM
Herion junkies participate and contribute to a filthy world no doubt John. Non junkies have no problem with bad dope and the carnage as long as It's out of sight. Most junkies walk upright and live productive lives. Heroin will always be with us despite offering overwhelming support. International information would help limit start-ups and abuse. Throw no big dollars at this. It's a life style choice
Candace Clemens April 05, 2014 at 09:37 AM
Wind...you are no dummy.
Laurence O. McKinney April 26, 2014 at 11:28 AM
Addicts, alcoholics, schizophrenics ... all hurt themselves and can hurt others. Why is this a matter of law enforcement? Our police have better things to do, all of these unfortunates need a way out of the crazy worlds they think they're in that drive them to these behaviors. Perdue Pharma is a private corporation; every single Oxycontin overdose kicked some money into the Sackler family's trust funds. Ironic - Arthur Sackler left museums, his brothers are clearly the largest narcotics dealer in the world - why not lock THEM up?
Wind Dummy 25 April 27, 2014 at 03:11 AM
Agreed Laurence its an important pecking order out there who is selling what. Dead clients pay little if any money for countinued heroin service. So you need good quality dealers at the street level not poisoning people. Police get a little pissed arresting the same folks for the same thing. But if the junkie are not overdosing and the dealers are not killing people with inconsistent dope, its a problem in the heroin community only. Heroin is a frustrating self made individual mess. problem for law enforcement.


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