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Five Arrested on Heroin-Related Charges

Five Norwood residents were arrested in three separate police actions Friday.

Norwood Police arrested five suspects on Friday for heroin-related charges, according to a press release published to the Norwood Police Facebook page.

Andrew Costello, 25; Matthew Bretti, 28; Daniel Watson, 25; Zachary Foley, 22; and Lindsey Maguire, 25, all residents of Norwood, were arrested by Norwood officers in three different incidents Friday.

Friday morning Detective John Gover obtained a search warrant for the apartment of Costello, at 872 Washington Street. Shortly after noon, uniformed officers and detectives executed the warrant and found a small amount of heroin, syringes, used packaging and drug paraphernalia. Costello was charged with unlawful possession of heroin.

"Shortly following Costello’s arrest, officers learned that an associate of his, Matthew Bretti, was inside his home at 28 Savin Avenue," the press release stated. "Bretti had three warrants outstanding for his arrest, including one for heroin possession, but officers attempting to find him had been unsuccessful."

Officers surrounded Bretti’s home and the suspect surrendered without a struggle. Bretti was charged with possession with intent to distribute a class A drug, larceny, and intimidation of a witness.

Plainclothes officers Christopher Padden and David Eysie then spotted Watson, Foley and Maguire, all of 15 St. John Avenue, in a vehicle.

"Foley is associated with both Costello and Bretti and had been suspected of selling heroin," the police statement said. "He had been under investigation by the Norwood Police Department for several weeks."

Officer Tony Lopes pulled the car over on Washington St. As Officer Lopes approached Watson, the plainclothes officers approached from the right side of the car and saw Foley slip drugs to Maguire. When the officers attempted to arrest Foley, he resisted. Upon taking Foley into custody, the officers found heroin and cocaine inside the car. Foley was charged with possession of a class A controlled substance with the intent to distribute and resisting arrest. Watson was charged with operating a motor vehicle on a suspended license, conspiracy to violate the controlled substance act and distribution of a class A. Maguire was charged with possession of a class A and conspiracy to violate the controlled substance act.

Watson and Maguire were released on bail pending their arraignment Monday morning at Dedham District Court. Costello is being held on $500 cash bail. Bretti is being held on no bail as directed within his warrants. Foley also has two open cases for possessing heroin with the intent to distribute, the most recent on July 25 in Walpole. He was held on $10,000 cash bail.

daniel carr August 17, 2012 at 02:26 AM
dude i know him, hes a drug user and hes got NOTHING.. there just making him a scapegoat
daniel carr August 17, 2012 at 02:27 AM
and when they say it wont help the heroin problem heres the thing.. it wont.. theres no shortage of drugs in norwood when i was active people would be lowering prices to compete
daniel carr August 17, 2012 at 02:29 AM
is this Jim Pike? if u know all about this stuff u shud know sending them to treatment is cheaper then housing them in jail
resident August 17, 2012 at 02:38 AM
if you want to place blame, do it appropriately. Face the facts that are in text. Most cases start with a prescription. For all you judgmental people posting on here, read about it! It does not take a genius to understand that cruelty, slander and judgement is such a major factor as to why these diseased individuals do not seek help. Before placing further judgement think about it. What if this was a member of your family? Before slandering their families you may want to reconsider. All of the hateful and indecent comments are for all to read. For the persons who chose to write distasteful comments, I would keep in my mind these folks have family that are sensitive right now. Pick and choose your words.
Resident August 17, 2012 at 02:59 AM
Well put. Even though we would all like to see drug dealers off of the streets of our town, we need to keep in mind that they are human beings as well. I understand why people are being so harsh with their words, but it's easier to judge the situation from the outside. That being said, there should be no judging. Their families will see these posts, and they are already having a tough enough time as it is.
resident August 17, 2012 at 03:04 AM
It would be easy to say the new "chief" conquered it all with this arrest. Any longtime resident of Norwood knows this goes back years and years.The new "Chief" in town has many important issues to deal with. What I see is the communication with the community online will cease due to the slander and ignorance this community has proven. Lawsuits will happen and the intent of the public input will cease. What a shame.
Ripple Effect August 17, 2012 at 12:01 PM
Amy 6:52 pm on Thursday, August 16, 2012 "Since this seemed to take a turn torwards spelling...I feel the need to point out above that it is spelled ODVIOUSLY not obviously. Just saying since you put effort into pointing out other spelling mishaps from others.: Thanks Amy - that was the funniest thing I have read in a long time!
Resident August 17, 2012 at 02:32 PM
Ripple effect go somewhere else this is an adult conversation! Grow up
Know your dope fiend August 17, 2012 at 10:09 PM
It's odvious!!!!!!!!!!!
Norwood Parent August 18, 2012 at 01:54 AM
I was raised in Norwood all my life growing up we had drugs all around us too. Some kids made bad choices some didn't. Moving is not going to cure this issue its everywhere rich poor inner city and the burbs. They do need rehab and they need to want it.
resident August 18, 2012 at 04:33 PM
pretty good the comments gone right!
resident August 18, 2012 at 04:35 PM
get over it is this what u all look at is spelling? you missed the whole post!
resident August 18, 2012 at 04:37 PM
ripple effect you missed the first part of the post! what are u 12 lets focus on the problem! u forgot to copy the rest of the post! Look at all you people no wonder why Norwood has a drug problem!
resident August 18, 2012 at 04:39 PM
because you have walked in there shoes right? IGNORANCE
resident August 18, 2012 at 04:41 PM
how do u know he had his chances? BRING IN THE GIMP do u work or do u sit here all day and flap your gums about stuff u have no idea about?
Judy Foley August 18, 2012 at 07:48 PM
Harvey....how dare you blame the parenting. You haven't a clue what you are talking about. I am the heart broken parent. Its funny I have 4 children and only one is an addict. Was he raised different. Answer is no. Do you know how many places that I looked for help for him. Again the answer is no. My son Zachary is a drug addict....doesn't shoot heroin for your irnformation. Dealt to feed his own addiction. Yes he should be incarcerated for his crimes. He is not this big time dealer who steals. First time actually going to jail. So maybe you past judgement you should know a little about what you talking about. Our family is going through enough without all the hateful things you are implying when you know nothing. Maybe you could focus on seeing that people reconize addiction and help these kids before more kids die. Ignorance and hatred won't help these kids.
Judy Foley August 18, 2012 at 07:50 PM
Thank you Dan...please pray for Zachary.
Norwod resident August 19, 2012 at 01:45 AM
Judy, my thoughts are with you and your family through this difficult time. I pray your son gets the help he needs and better days are coming. I'm sorry for your pain.
Judy Foley August 19, 2012 at 02:05 AM
Chrissy. Thank you.
daniel carr August 21, 2012 at 02:57 PM
Hey Mrs. Foley.. my prayers are with u and ur family... I hope they give Zach a fair chance instead of finishing off the public stoning the already started... unfortunately most new residents have no idea what goes on in Norwood so they will gladly blame it all on the first face they can find, everyone who knows Zach knows he is one of the most kindhearted genuine caring individuals you could hope to meet, and I have faith God will protect him
daniel carr August 21, 2012 at 03:01 PM
...yea huge difference (sarcasm)
Judy Foley August 21, 2012 at 08:31 PM
Thanks Dan. You know Zachary has had a hard life. Thank you for praying forhim. You are a good friend.
South Norwood Flats August 21, 2012 at 08:49 PM
unfortunately for Zach and his family, I think that Norwood is going to make an example out of him to firmly establish that there is a new sheriff in town and that this type of behavior is no longer acceptable. Unfortunate because the problem goes a lot deeper than low level users like him or his friends; the guys who are supplying people like this should be the real targets. Zach would be best served flipping and spilling his guts to the cops so they can get the bigger fish.
daniel carr August 22, 2012 at 09:29 PM
i hope they dont, i mean do they really expect everyone to say "wow i better stop, look what happened to zach" i mean they are living in la la land if they think that doing anything to zach will slow the drug trade down even a miniscule amount these kids are destroying their OWN lives what makes anyone think theyll stop because they see someone bad happen to someone else? its like u see 1 kid go to jail and u know 500 more are doing the same thing and not getting caught
daniel carr August 22, 2012 at 09:30 PM
*something bad happen to someone else
daniel carr August 23, 2012 at 03:04 AM
Mrs. Foley can you keep me posted on his court date and stuff I'd like to go and I'd like to know where hes at so I can visit him and send him canteen money once in awhile, my phones 774-365-1773 thanks
daniel carr August 23, 2012 at 03:26 AM
seriously tell him to flip, its his best chance, 3 poss class a with intent and 2 poss class b with intent is serious business
Jeff August 26, 2012 at 02:20 AM
Bring in the gimp...are you kidding? Sounds like you are an advocate for "drunk people" as well as OUI offenders. Who is the "bias" one here? You must be a drinker! I lost an innocent family member due to a drunk driver. The driver of the vehicle was addicted to alcohol. I would suggest to "bring in the gimp" get your facts straight. You are the ONE who needs to review the definition.
Jeff August 31, 2012 at 01:38 AM
Harvey, YOU are the "dirtbag" . Your comments prove how low you are. Nice representation of the town!
Raney Scott May 07, 2013 at 07:58 AM
can we say JAMES instead of Daniel?!? I know for a FACT he was involved!! no charges because he's a snitch for the police. Yet it's ok for him to continue to put needles in his arms?!? I know his association with each one of the others that were involved....Watson...James Watson!!

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