Members of the State Police Gang Unit and Brockton Police raided the home of a Brockton man this morning, executing a search warrant that led to the seizure of approximately 27 grams of cocaine, several more grams of heroin, and nearly three dozen Vicodin pills. The target of the search warrant, KENNETH WALLACE, 33, was charged with trafficking in cocaine, possession of heroin with intent to distribute, possession of Vicodin with intent to distribute, and three warrants, including one for assaulting a police officer.
Following an investigation, a trooper with the State Police Gang Unit yesterday obtained a “no-knock” search warrant for the first floor apartment at 4 Bartlett Terrace. At 5:45 a.m., the State Police Special Tactical Operations (STOP) Team made entry into the apartment and secured six people inside, including WALLACE.
Troopers and Brockton detectives found a plastic baggie containing 34 white pills, believed to be Vicodin, and $390 cash in a nightstand in the bedroom where WALLACE was found. Also found in the bedroom were a digital scale, a box of plastic baggies, and a plate and razor blade. The plate and blade had residue consistent with having been used to chop up crack cocaine from larger rocks to smaller pieces, a common process of drug dealers.
WALLACE’s bedroom led directly to a hallway. Secreted inside an electrical box, police found a bag containing approximately 4.5 grams of a substance believed to be heroin and two other bags containing a substance believed to be crack cocaine with a combined weight of approximately 27 grams.
In addition to the narcotics charges, WALLACE was charged on three outstanding warrants, including issued by Dorchester District Court charging him with assault and battery on a police officer. The other warrants, from Boston and Brockton courts, charged him with identity fraud and breaking and entering in the nighttime, respectively.
WALLACE was booked at the Brockton Police station and will be brought to district court for arraignment. No further information is being released at this time.