12 Jul Police: Parents left fentanyl in reach of kids – News – Wicked Local Quincy
QUINCY — The girlfriend of a suspected drug dealer is facing multiple drug and child endangerment charges after police say they found fentanyl in the kitchen of their family home within reach of children.
Maikeryne Sarria, 28, of 16 Hall Place, Quincy, was arraigned on the charges on Thursday in Quincy District Court and placed under house arrest. She is charged with fentanyl trafficking of more than10 grams, conspiracy to violate drug laws and three counts of reckless endangerment of a child after police served a search warrant at the home she shares with her boyfriend, Leurys Amauris Feliz, who is facing the same drug charges.
Four people were charged Thursday after police in Quincy and Boston served search warrants following a three-month investigation into a fentanyl-trafficking organization operating in Quincy and around Boston.
Nelson Lacourtlinares of 204 Neponset Valley Parkway Apt. 3, Hyde Park and his girlfriend Yaira Ortiz Baez, address unknown, as well as Feliz and Sarria are all facing drug trafficking and other charges. Arraignment information for Lacourtlinares, Baez and Feliz was not available on Friday.
Police found Lacourtlinares driving in his Chevy Malibu on West Squantum Street just before 10 a.m. inside the car police found $364 cash and two cell phones. Police detained Lacourtlinares based on the search warrant they received from the court and moments later executed search warrants for two residences, including Lacourtlinares, and another car.
At Lacourtlinares Hyde Park apartment police recovered 17.5 grams of fentanyl, 23.5 grams of cocaine, $8,850, a cell phone and a digital scale.
During a simultaeous search of Feliz’s Hall Place home, police pushed through a locked door where they found Feliz, his girlfriend Sarria, another family member and the couple’s 4-month-old child.
Police asked Sarria to tell them where Feliz kept the drugs. She declined, telling officers “it’s your job to find it.”
Police searched the house, finding 22.85 grams of fentanyl inside three plastic bags, $6,928 in cash, three cell phones, keys, drug packing materials and a digital scale.
The bags of fentanyl were found inside a glass bowl containing rice that was inside of a kitchen cabinet.
“Detectives believed the fentanyl was clearly accessible to the older children,” an officer wrote in a police report on file at Quincy District Court.
Lacourtlinares and Baez are charged with trafficking fentanyl and trafficking cocaine.
Feliz was charged with trafficking fentanyl and conspiracy to violate drug laws.
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