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10-Pound Salt Keg Filled With Fentanyl Among Drugs Seized In Bust

Drugs seized during Oct. 3 bust Photo Credit: Clinton PD
Drugs seized during Oct. 3 bust Photo Credit: Clinton PD
Drugs seized during Oct. 3 bust Photo Credit: Clinton PD

Police allegedly found a 10-pound plastic keg of drugs among other narcotics during the execution of a search warrant on Saturday, Oct. 3.

The drugs were allegedly found at 178 High St., an apartment in Clinton.

Police arrested the home’s resident Alberto Valdez on the charges of trafficking in cocaine and trafficking in fentanyl, police said.

During the search of Valdez’s apartment, police allegedly found:

- 32 grams of crack

- a 10-pound Linda Refined Salt keg filled with 2,140 grams of fentanyl (about 2 kilos)

- $1,000 in cash

- and drug paraphernalia associated with drug dealing.

“This was a huge fentanyl seizure that not only would have impacted the town of Clinton but the entire area,” said Clinton Police Det. Sergeant Miguel “Tippy” Martinez.”

Martinez said multiple law enforcement agencies were critical to the bust including the District Attorney’s Office, the State Attorney General, Leominster Police, Worcester Drug Enforcement Agency, and the Massachusetts State Police.

The investigation is ongoing, Clinton police said. If you have any information about the incident, contact police at mmartinez@clintonma.gov.

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