South Shore: Three men arrested following two-month long drug investigation

Three South Shore men have been arrested after a two-month long investigation into the distribution of prescription drugs and cocaine within Plymouth and Bristol counties.

State police became suspicious of two U.S Postal Service Express Mail packages that were sent out of Los Angeles, California to residences in Carver and Plymouth.

According to the Plymouth County District Attorney’s office, a K9 positively identified that both packages contained drugs. State and local police then set up surveillance at the Carver home and at the Plymouth apartment and watched as the Express Mail packages were delivered.

Search warrants were subsequently executed. A search of 28-year-old Joshua Amado’s Carver home resulted in the seizure of 300 oxycodone pills, cocaine and heroin that was packaged for distribution, and a shotgun.

Nolan Navedo,32, was inside the house and was arrested along with Amado.

Police then searched the Plymouth apartment where 26-year-old James Foster lives — a loaded 9mm firearm, a slew of different prescription medications, and cocaine were seized.

Foster, Navedo, and Amado are facing drug trafficking and possession charges.


About Trisha McNeilly

With a Bachelor’s Degree in American Studies from the University of Massachusetts-Boston under her belt, Trisha McNeilly joins us full-time as a general assignment and breaking news reporter having previously interned for WBZ-1030 AM in Boston. A South Shore resident her whole life, McNeilly grew up in Pembroke and is 22-years old.