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Bristol District Attorney Announces Wiretap Investigation and Arrest for Taunton Based Heroin Operation

Wiretap investigations are frequently conducted by federal agents and are a common part of drug prosecutions in Federal Court.  Under the current provisions of Massachusetts wiretapping laws, local and state police rarely employ wiretapping as part of their investigations.  When wiretaps are part of a drug case being prosecuted in Massachusetts state court, usually it is because there was some sort of joint investigation being done by state and federal law enforcement. According to the press releases issued by the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office regarding this operation (named Operation Diesel Spill), the investigation culminated with the seizure of 2.3 pounds of heroin, two AK-47’s, numerous firearms and other contraband.  23 people have been charged with criminal offenses including individuals from Taunton, Attleboro, Fall River, Brockton and RI.  The investigation included participation from the Massachusetts State Police, Attleboro Police, Bristol County District Attorney’s Office, Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office, Massachusetts National Guard and the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF).