State Police, Local and Federal Law Enforcement Partners, Crush Two Drug Trafficking Organizations, Take More Than 6 Kilos of Fentanyl Off the Street

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State Police, Along With Local and Federal Law Enforcement Partners, Crush Two Drug Trafficking Organizations, Take More Than 6 Kilos of Fentanyl Off the Street

In a less than two-day period late last week, Massachusetts State Police narcotics and gang interdiction Troopers and MSP’s federal and local law enforcement partners in a joint task force dealt severe blows to two highly organized, high-volume drug trafficking organizations operating out of the Merrimack Valley, as well as to a Fall River-based street level drug operation supplied by one of the DTOs. The combined operations seized approximately 6 1/2 kilograms of suspected fentanyl, numerous pills, and a firearm, and resulted in several arrests, all in less than 48 hours. Continue reading State Police, Local and Federal Law Enforcement Partners, Crush Two Drug Trafficking Organizations, Take More Than 6 Kilos of Fentanyl Off the Street

This Week’s QUOTABLE QUOTES On Beacon Hill


By Bob Katzen

“A goal of the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources is to help keep the state’s food supply safe and secure. By assisting farmers with grants and technical assistance, the Baker-Polito Administration is helping to modernize their operations, open new market channels and meet regulatory requirements that will directly benefit farmers and consumers of their products.” Continue reading This Week’s QUOTABLE QUOTES On Beacon Hill

THEFT OF CATALYTIC CONVERTERS (S 3169)

By Bob Katzen

The House approved and sent to the Senate a bill that would create a “chain of custody” for used catalytic converter sales. A catalytic converter is a device that converts the environmentally hazardous exhaust emitted by a vehicle’s engine into less harmful gasses. The measure requires the buyer to keep records of each converter purchased, from which vehicle it was removed from and who the seller was. Continue reading THEFT OF CATALYTIC CONVERTERS (S 3169)

MAKE ADOPTION BY FAMILY MEMBERS EASIER (S 2616)

By Bob Katzen

The Senate 39-0, (House on a voice vote without a roll call), approved and the governor signed into law a bill that repeals a law which prohibits adoption of children by family members including older siblings, aunts and uncles. The proposal would allow these family members, with the permission of the county probate courts, to legally adopt their family members. Current law only allows these family members to apply to become a guardian. Continue reading MAKE ADOPTION BY FAMILY MEMBERS EASIER (S 2616)

ALLOW AMBULANCES TO BE USED FOR INJURED POLICE DOGS – NERO’S LAW (S 2573)

By Bob Katzen

The Senate 38-0, (House on a voice vote without a roll call), approved and Gov. Charlie Baker signed into law legislation that would require EMS personnel to provide emergency treatment to a police dog and use an ambulance to transport the dog injured in the line of duty to a veterinary clinic or veterinary hospital if there are not people requiring emergency medical treatment or transport at that time. Continue reading ALLOW AMBULANCES TO BE USED FOR INJURED POLICE DOGS – NERO’S LAW (S 2573)