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Orange Man Arrested on Drug, Gun Charges


ORANGE, Mass. (WGGB) — An anti-crime task force has made their second heroin-related arrest in as many weeks with the arrest of an Orange man Friday.

Mary Cary, spokesperson for Northwestern District Attorney David Sullivan, says that a search warrant was executed Friday at an apartment at 18 Mechanic Street in Orange.

Investigators also arrested 46-year-old Kenneth Dennis of Orange. He is expected to be charged with possession with intent to distribute heroin (subsequent offense), distribution of heroin (subsequent offense), five counts of possession of a shotgun without an FID card as a level three armed career criminal, and possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Carey says that according to police, Dennis allegedly admitted to selling heroin to support his own drug habit, and that Dennis was planning on selling five guns he had in his possession.

Chief Trial Counsel for the D.A.’s office, Jeremy Bucci, adds that the task force will continue to prioritize drug cases, noting that “We will hold accountable those that poison our communities. We will also pay particular attention to those that choose to mix drugs and illegal weapons in our effort to safeguard our citizens against the well documented potential consequences of such criminal activity.”

The case remains under investigation.

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