Three arrested as authorities break up drug trafficking in Plymouth, Bristol counties

Police have seized a large stash of narcotics, prescription pills, and guns from homes in Plymouth and Carver in simultaneous raids, and arrested three men who allegedly distributed hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of drugs throughout Plymouth and Bristol counties, prosecutors said.

Over several months, State Police, Carver police, and the US Postal Service allegedly tracked shipments of heroin, cocaine, oxycodone, and other drugs to the two residences, where the three men were arrested Thursday afternoon, Plymouth District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz’s office said in a statement.

“Tonight’s arrests are the culmination of months of hard work by investigators,” Cruz said in the statement.

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On Thursday, a State Police K-9 unit inspected several packages at the Brockton postal facility addressed to Joshua Amado, 28, of Carver, and James Foster, 26, of Plymouth. The dogs indicated that both packages contained drugs, the statement said.

Authorities waited until postal service inspectors delivered the packages to the two residences and then executed a search warrant, the statement said.

At Amado’s home on Center Street in Carver, authorities allegedly found packages of cocaine and heroin, more than 300 oxycodone pills, a shotgun, a digital scale, and $28,500 cash, the statement said.

Authorities arrested Amado and Nolan Navedo, 32, of Taunton, who was also in the home. Both are to be arraigned today in Wareham District Court on charges of trafficking oxycodone and cocaine and conspiring to violate the Controlled Substances Act. Amado will also be charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and Navedo will be charged with trafficking of heroin, the statement said.

Authorities simultaneously searched Foster’s apartment on Castle Street in Plymouth. They allegedly found cocaine, steroids, a variety of prescription pills, a loaded 9mm handgun, and $1,800 in cash, the statement said.

They arrested Foster, who is to be arraigned in Plymouth District Court on numerous drug trafficking charges as well as conspiracy to violate the Controlled Substances Act, and unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition, the statement said.

Authorities had been tracking shipments of the drugs from Los Angeles, Calif., to Amado’s and Foster’s homes since April, the statement said.