By SCOTT JACKSON
Two men were arraigned Wednesday in Quincy District Court after police arrested them following an investigation into drug trafficking in Quincy and the Greater Boston area.
Over the last three months, Quincy Police Drug Control Unit investigated a drug trafficking organization operating in Quincy and surrounded communities, police said Thursday. The suspects were identified as Leurys Amaruris Feliz and Nelson Lacourtlinares, according to police. Based on the investigation, the DCU applied for and were granted search warrants of Feliz’s home located at 16 Hall Place in Quincy and Lacourtlinares’ home at 204 Neponset Valley Pkwy #A3, Hyde Park.
Quincy Police Officer Paul Foley also applied for an arrest warrant for Lacourtlinares as he is believed to be an imposter with a fake identity, police said. Foley charged Lacourtlinares with identity fraud and use of a false/stolen RMV document as a result of a prior investigation.
Shortly before 10 a.m. Tuesday, officers saw Lacourtlinares operating his vehicle, a Chevrolet Malibu, on West Squantum Street. Officers conducted a motor vehicle stop of the vehicle and placed Lacourtlinares under arrest on the outstanding arrest warrant. He was then transported to Quincy Police Station for booking.
With the assistance of the Boston Police, detectives then executed the search warrant at Lacourtlinares’ residence. Detectives recovered approximately 17 grams of alleged fentanyl, approximately 23 grams of alleged cocaine, and more than $8,800 in U.S. currency. Boston Police will be filing charges against Lacourtlinares for trafficking class A (fentanyl) and trafficking class B (cocaine).
A search warrant for Feliz’s residence was also executed. Detectives seized approximately 22 grams of alleged fentanyl and just under $7,000 cash.
Feliz, age 38, was arrested and charged with trafficking a class A substance (fentanyl) and conspiracy to violate the controlled substance laws.
Feliz and Lacourtlinares were both arraigned Wednesday in Quincy District Court; not guilty pleas were entered on their behalf.
Feliz was held on $100,000 cash bail, police said, and Lacourtlinares was held without bail pending identification.
Police have also filed a criminal complaint against Feliz’s girlfriend, a resident of the same address, for trafficking a class A substance (fentanyl) and conspiracy to violate the controlled substance laws.