EPD Conduct “Operation Christmas Crackdown”

EVERETT – Investigators assigned to the Everett Police Special Investigations Unit assisted by Malden Police and the Massachusetts State Police made five arrests Wednesday December 14th as a result of investigation into drug dealing in Everett.

Arrested were Baron Holmes Jr., 25, Rodney Holmes, 27, both of Everett, Miguel Rodriguez-Arias, 35 of Revere, Bernard Smith, 57 of Malden, and Andrea Thames, 45 of Everett.

Police conducted several drug buys from the several of the suspects which led to the issuance of search warrants from Malden District Court for multiple locations and the suspects listed above.

Seized in total during the operations were 17 grams of cocaine, 9 grams of heroin, 1 ounce of marijuana and a .25 caliber Raven Arms semi-automatic handgun and ammunition.

The defendants, who are all being charged with drug related offenses, were arraigned Thursday December 15th in Malden District Court. All charges are allegations and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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