Daniel Hardesty, 41, of Quincy, Villar Cruz, 23, of Dorchester, and Johan Figueroa-Rivera were all arrested during the raid and charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Drugs; Conspiracy to Violate Massachusetts Drug Laws; School Zone Drug Violation; Unlawful Possession of a Firearm; and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.
According to the Quincy Police Department, the execution of the Search Warrant at 109 Garfield Street was the result of a ‘month-long’ investigation into alleged drug dealing at that address.
Typically in these types of cases, although the police may have had probable cause to believe drug dealing was allegedly going on at that location, they might not have necessarily had information regarding all of the individuals involved.
In search warrant cases of this nature, police often employ a ‘confidential informant’ to go in and buy drugs from the target location. The confidential informant would then relay to the officers either the name of the person allegedly selling the drugs, or at the very least, a description of the person(s) selling and/or present at the time. Even where named individuals are not immediately known, police will often search public land records or utility records to find out who lives there. The persons on these records, however, may not necessarily be the person(s) involved into the alleged drug activity.
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