“This was a very busy place with people stopping in and buying drugs,” Salisbury police Chief Thomas Fowler said, adding that neighbors came up to him following the raid saying they were relieved police took action.
Both Worthen and Fowler said the drug activities going on at both addresses were related and that the departments were working together for an extended time.
“We knew the two locations were connected,” Fowler said.
The raids were funded by a U.S. Department of Justice grant administered by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety. Newburyport police were also involved with the arrests and the investigations, according to police.
All five suspects are expected to be arraigned today at Newburypport District Court.