Investigation Leads to Heroin Arrests on Rush Street
Two Somerville residents were arrested after an ongoing investigation into an alleged heroin distribution operation.
Somerville police arrested two people at a Rush Street home July 13 after an investigation into an alleged heroin dealing operation.
According to a police report, Virginia Hussey, 26, of 15 Rush St. and Frank Whitney, 27, of 103 Electric Ave. were arrested after the Somerville Police Drug Control Unit executed search warrants at the Rush Street address at about 4:15 p.m.
The drug control unit had been conducting an ongoing investigation into Hussey's alleged heroin distribution operation, the report says.
According to the report, the search team discovered three bags of brown powder believed to be heroin and packaging material associated with drug distribution.
Drug sniffing dogs alerted officers to several areas in Hussey's bedroom that had the odor of controlled substances, the report says.
Whitney was accused of assisting Hussey in the alleged drug distribution operation, according to the report.
The report says that, before executing the search warrants, undercover officers observed Whitney make what they believed to be a drug deal in the parking lot of the Winter Hill Rite Aid.
Hussey and Whitney were charged with drug possession to distribute, conspiracy to violate drug law and drug violation near a school.
Please remember that allegations included in police reports do not indicate a conviction.