Billerica man charged with drug trafficking, Salem police assist in investigation

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SALEM –– A Billerica man was arrested and charged with trafficking cocaine and fentanyl, following a lengthy investigation which included assistance from the Salem Police Department.

Rasheib Yancy, 46, was charged with trafficking fentanyl, distribution of cocaine, possession of steroids, two counts of possession of a Class A substance, and possession of a Class B substance.

Billerica Police Department, led by Chief Roy Frost, served a search warrant on Tuesday, Aug. 29 at a home on 30 New Foster Road.

The warrant was the result of an ongoing investigation into a home break-in. The Northeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council SWAT Team assisted Billerica Police in serving the warrant.

During the search, officers discovered a large bag hidden in a washing machine in the basement.

The bag was found to contain multiple types of drugs. Over 25 grams of fentanyl, more than 14 grams of cocaine, a pill bottle filled with steroids, several pills of pressed fentanyl, and a small amount of cocaine on a $1 bill were seized.

Yancy was taken into custody at the scene and is set to be arraigned Wednesday in Lowell District Court.

Additional evidence believed to be connected to a recent home break-in was also recovered during the search. Further charges may be forthcoming.

The investigation was conducted with the assistance of several law enforcement agencies, including Chelmsford Police, Pepperell Police, Ayer Police, Dracut Police, Salem, N.H., Police, and Massachusetts State Police.

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