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October 2, 2012

Same man nabbed twice amid drug raids


In that case, officers stopped Martinez’ car on Grove street, and confiscated a small digital scale, 4.7 grams of heroin valued at around $700, and $1,157 in cash.

On the day of Martinez’ arrest, according to Nicastro’s incident report, a relative of the accused handed Nicastro a picture of Jose Rodriguez, saying that Rodriguez, not Martinez, was the one selling drugs.

A confidential source, Nicastro’s report indicates, then told police that Martinez was taking over for Rodriguez while he was out of the state. A few weeks later, another source told them that Rodriguez was back in town, selling large amounts of heroin. They said he buys heroin in Salem and Lynn and cuts it for sale in Gloucester.

On Sept. 21, police learned that Rodriguez who was scheduled to return from Lynn by train. When he came, he stepped off the train and got into a car driven by Aran Poole, 28, of 29 School St., Gloucester. When detectives got out of unmarked cars and identified themselves, Poole took off, with June in the car.

As he pulled out, he hit Quinn, knocking him to the ground, but Quinn quickly recovered and he and others chased the pair to Middle Street. It took considerable effort for officers to arrest the two, according to Nicastro’s report. Both resisted arrest, and Poole was pepper sprayed.

Rodriguez was taken to Addison Gilbert Hospital soon after, because police thought he swallowed the heroin. He had inserted 5 grams, valued at $700, into his rectum, but released that in the hospital, according to the report.

He allegedly told police that he picks up heroin several times a week for sale in Gloucester. When police arrested him, he had $679 in his pocket. Police would arrest him again for selling in town less than two weeks later.

Several days later, Nicastro and Detective Steven Mizzoni also arrested two Salem men for cocaine possession after they stopped their car on Washington Street. The two men — Alexander Oliviera, 21, of 8

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