Two thousand marijuana plants and $75,000 in cash have been seized in a massive pot bust, police say.
According to the DEA, heroin remains the current illicit drug of choice largely due to pricing on the street.
Massachusetts State Troopers and federal DEA Agents seized $1 million worth of heroin and crystal meth on Thursday, and arrested three people with suspected ties to a large Mexico-based drug trafficking network.
Several Massachusetts doctors associated with prospective medical marijuana dispensaries are reportedly facing intense pressure from the federal government to cut ties with those companies.
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Authorities say they, “disrupted a narcotics smuggling pipeline from Puerto Rico to New England.”
The Drug Enforcement Administration says people can drop off unused prescriptions at sites around the country next week as part of an effort to prevent drug abuse.
Saturday was National Take Back Day, an effort by the DEA and law enforcement to get unneeded and potentially dangerous prescription drugs out of people’s homes.
A massive raid is underway in Brockton and Plymouth Thursday morning.
Police departments and other agencies across New England are taking part in a nationwide prescription drug “take-back” program this weekend that will offer people a chance to safely dispose of medicines.