FRAMINGHAM, Mass (MyFoxBoston.com) -- Investigators seized 830 Oxycontin pills, 180 grams of heroin, and more than $70,000 in cash after a months long investigation into reported drug activity.
Acton Police Drug Unit and Boxborough police began investigating an alleged drug distribution operation about two months ago. Mass. State Police and DEA agents began conducting surveillance on 26-year-old Frantz Cantave, of Hyde Park, on Sept. 18 after they say the investigation revealed he would be making a drug delivery in Framingham.
Investigators followed Cantave and another man, identified as 24-year-old Kevin Jean, of Lynn, to Staples Drive in Framingham. Once in Framingham, state troopers and DEA agents approached them. They claim they recovered 100 Oxycontin pills from Cantave and 30 pills from Jean, as well as a large amount of money from both men.
After his arrest, Cantave signed a consent form allowing police to search his home. Investigators claim they found 700 more pills, 180 grams of heroin, and more cash at Cantave's home.
Cantave is charged with trafficking more than 100 grams of heroin, trafficking more than 18 grams of Oxycontin, and conspiracy. He was ordered held on $20,000 bail and his bail in a prior Roxbury drug case was not revoked.
Jean is charged with possession of a Class B substance with intent to distribute and conspiracy. He was released on personal recognizance.
Both men are scheduled to return to court Oct. 15.