Massachusetts motorcycle shop busted for alleged drug trafficking

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Three men are facing drug charges in Massachusetts after a two-month investigation that led authorities to a motorcycle shop they say was a front for trafficking in oxycodone.

Norwood police arrested two men and summonsed another Nov. 25 at Bikerz Finest Motorcycle Shop in Norwood, according to the Boston Globe.

Braintree resident and shop owner 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 press release, detectives learned that Hughes was legally obtaining a large, monthly prescription of oxycodone pills and allegedly selling them to Hartnett.

Detectives followed Hughes to Bikerz Finest Friday 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, the release says.

Police got a search warrant for the shop and seized about 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.

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

Posted by Holly Wagner

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