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June 14, 2013

Man arrested on heroin trafficking

PEABODY — Police say a Keys Drive man was arrested on charges including heroin trafficking after an early-morning federal raid at his apartment yesterday.

Miguel E. Castillo-Moya, 25, of 17 Keys Drive, Apt. 12, Peabody, was arrested on charges of trafficking in heroin, possession to distribute of a class B drug and possession to distribute of a class C drug.

Also arrested was Wilberto Castillo, 21, of the same address, on a charge of being present where heroin is kept.

Police assisted in the execution of a search warrant at Castillo-Moya’s address shortly after 6 a.m., according to the incident log.

Lt. Arthur Yeo said the investigation into Castillo-Moya had been overseen by the Department of Homeland Security, the Social Security Administration’s Office of the Inspector General and the Drug Enforcement Agency.

Yeo said a quantity of drugs was found during the search but declined to comment beyond that.

A vehicle was towed to the police station in connection with the incident, according to the log.

Neil H. Dempsey can be reached at ndempsey@salemnews.com.

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