Rockland: Police make arrests related to drug dealing

Five suspects were taken into custody in Rockland after a search warrant was executed at 83 Park Street.

Rockland police, assisted by Marshfield police, executed the warrant last week after a months-long investigation into illegal drug dealing on and around the property.

Taken into custody were: 47-year-old James Hines of Rockland, 49-year-old Charles Robert, who is reportedly homeless, and Steven Ahola, of Kingston.

Hines faces charges of possession of heroin with intent to distribute, possession of a class B drug, subsequent offense, conspiracy to violate drug laws, and posssesion of a dangerous weapon.

Robert and Ahola face charges of being present where heroin is kept and conspiracy to violate drug laws.

Also taken into custody on warrant arrests were 42-year-old Derek Furkhart and 28-year-old James Gamache.

Equipment used to package and distribute illegal narcotics was also seized, including two vehicles, for which separte search warrants were obtained.

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