Norwood Police Make Arrest in Heroin Distribution Investigation

Police working in conjunction with the Norfolk County Police Anti-Crime Task Force discovered several classes of drugs and firearms in Dean Street home.

Norwood Police, while executing a search warrant of a suspected drug dealer, seized A, B and C-class drugs, along with firearms and made an arrest in an ongoing heroin distribution investigation Friday. 

Detectives from the Norwood Police Department, along with Norfolk County Police Anti-Crime Task Force detectives executed the warrant on Friday, March 14 at 285 Dean St., home of 45-year-old Gerald Lee Vick Sr. who was the subject of a several weeks-long Norwood Police heroin distribution investigation.

In the search officers recovered a loaded .25 caliber semi-automatic pistol and ammunition. Neither was properly possessed by Vick who does not have a License to Carry Firearms. Additionally, the firearm and ammunition, as well as ammunition of another caliber, were not properly secured according to the law.

Drugs discovered in the search included: Heroin (a class A drug); Suboxone (a class B drug); and Gabapentin (a class C drug). All illegally possessed by Vick. There was also drug packaging and scales recovered at the scene.

Vick was placed under arrest and charged with: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition; Improper Storage of a Firearm; and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class A, B, and C substances as described earlier. Vick was also charged with three outstanding default warrants.

Vick was held without bail through the weekend and was arraigned at Dedham District Court Monday morning.

The Norfolk County Police Anti-Crime (NORPAC) Task Force serves the Norfolk County towns of Canton, Dedham, Foxborough, Medfield, Millis, Needham, Norfolk, Norwood, Plainville, Sharon, Stoughton, Walpole, Westwood, Wellesley and Wrentham. It has been in existence since 1987.


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