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Franklin County Husband, Wife Arrested on Drug Charges


ORANGE, Mass. (WGGB) — A husband and wife from Orange are facing drug charges after their arrest Thursday.

Mary Carey, spokesperson for the Northwestern District Attorney’s office, says that 58-year-old David Farrow and 52-year-old Winifred Farrow were arrested Thursday following an investigation into heroin distribution.

Carey adds that on Thursday, members of the Northwestern District Anti-Crime Task Force had a search warrant and were conducting surveillance when they saw David Farrow leave his Maynard Street home and head to Fitchburg.

After seeing him get out of, then back into, his car in Fitchburg, the investigators followed him back to Orange. Once there, investigators approached David Farrow and “Mr. Farrow admitted he had 3 grams of heroin in his vest,” Carey says.

Investigators then executed the search warrant and found Winifred Farrow inside the home, where she reportedly admitted to waiting for David Farrow to come back with the heroin, which she allegedly intended to cut, package, and sell.

The three grams that David Farrow allegedly had on his person is estimated to produce about 90 bags of heroin, once it’s cut and repackaged.

“We will not stop pursuing those who are intentionally poisoning our communities with this extremely dangerous drug. With the recent spate of suspected opiate related overdose deaths the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office is grateful for the tireless efforts of the Anti-Crime Task Force to address the supply side of this problem. We still desperately need resources to combat the demand side of this crisis as well,” explains Chief Trial Counsel Jeremy Bucci in a statement.

Both suspects are facing charges of possession of drugs, intent to distribute, conspiracy to violate the drug laws and are scheduled to be arraigned Friday in Orange District Court.

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