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Norwood police make drug bust at motorcycle shop

Posted by Natalie Feulner  November 29, 2011 10:00 AM

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Norwood police arrested two men and summonsed another Nov. 25 at Bikerz Finest Motorcycle Shop on Providence Highway in Norwood.

Braintree resident and owner of the shop Edward P. Hartnett, 34, and Brian Denoncourt, 26, of Hancock, Maine, were arrested and charged with trafficking oxycodone over 200 grams, conspiracy to violate the Controlled Substance Act, possession of a stun gun, and possession of oxycodone with the intent to distribute.

James Hughes, 60, of Duxbury, was charged with trafficking oxycodone over 200 grams and conspiracy to violate the Controlled Substance Act.

According to a news release about the investigation and subsequent arrest, detectives learned that Hughes was legally obtaining a large, monthly prescription of oxycodone pills and allegedly selling them to Hartnett.

On Friday, detectives followed Hughes to Bikerz Finest after he picked up a prescription for 2,500 pills earlier in the day. After he left the shop, officers stopped him and found $15,000 in a box from the shop, police said.

Police then obtained a search warrant for the shop and seized approximately 2,500 pills, an additional $5,100, and two stun guns. Of the pills seized, police found about 1,000 of them in Denoncourt’s jacket pocket.

A subsequent search of Hartnett’s home in Braintree uncovered more than one pound of marijuana.

He and Denoncourt were to be arraigned in Dedham District Court Monday morning.

Officers from Braintree, Quincy, Duxbury, Marshfield, and state police assisted in the two-month-long investigation.

Natalie Feulner can be reached at natalie.feulner@gmail.com.

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