East Bridgewater police arrest two in drug bust at shopping center

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EAST BRIDGEWATER — Two men face charges following an alleged drug deal in a shopping center parking lot, local authorities said Thursday.

Deandre Rodriguez, 24, of Brockton, was charged with distributing a Class A substance on a subsequent offense, trafficking more than 10 grams of fentanyl, possessing a Class B substance, and conspiracy to violate drug laws, according to East Bridgewater Police Chief Michael Jenkins.

On Dec. 13, around 3:10 p.m., Detective Sgt. Ryan Cramer, while in an unmarked police vehicle, witnessed a suspected drug transaction at the Carriage Crossing Shopping Center, 225 Bedford Street. Sgt. Antonio Ferreira arrived in a marked cruiser to assist.

Officers detained Rodriguez, the driver of a Subaru SUV involved in the alleged transaction, and a 32-year-old man from Duxbury who was in a pickup truck.

A search of Rodriguez’s vehicle uncovered 43.2 grams of fentanyl, 1.4 grams of crack cocaine, various packaging materials, and a significant sum of cash.

Rodriguez was taken into custody and is expected to appear in Brockton District Court on Thursday.

The Duxbury man, found with a small quantity of fentanyl in his wallet, will be charged with possession of a Class A substance and conspiracy to violate drug law.

He will face arraignment in Brockton District Court at a future date.

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