Page 2 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2022 Revere Police Narcotics Unit arrest Lynn man on multiple trafficking charges Advocate Staff Report T his week a joint investigation led by the Revere Police Narcotics Unit, with the assistance of the Suff olk County Sheriff , the Massachusetts State Police, the Lynn Police and the U.S Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), ended with the arrest of Michael Valentin, 22, of Lynn. Detectives executed multiple search warrants in Lynn along with an arrest warrant for Valentin stemming from an ongoing drug investigation in Revere. Valentin was charged with multiple counts of Traffi cking in Fentanyl, and Distribution of Fentanyl in the City of Revere. Valentin was taken into custody by detectives without incident at his Lynn home. After the arrest, detectives executed numerous search warrants at his residence. Reportedly, evidence recovered from the home was indicative of an individual who was in the business of distributing illegal narcotics. The investigation spanned through the Counties of Suff olk, Essex and Middlesex where Valentin was conducting his illegal narcotics distribution business. Reportedly, detectives recovered 394 grams of the deadly synthetic opioid fentanyl, along with 264 grams of cocaine, 30 grams of crack cocaine and nearly $14,000 in cash from Valentin’s residence. Valentin will be arraigned in Chelsea District Court for two counts of Traffi cking in Fentanyl and one count of Distribution of Fentanyl. He will also be arraigned in Lynn District Court for Traffi cking in Fentanyl over 200 grams and Traffi cking in Cocaine over 200 grams. The Revere Police along with the assisting agencies are constantly seeking to improve the quality of life within their respective cities. Removing these dangerous narcotics dealers from the city’s streets remains a top priority for all agencies, as we all work together to improve the overall safety of the public. OUR OFFICE HAS MOVED TO 519 BROADWAY, EVERETT SABATINO INSURANCE AGENCY 519 BROADWAY EVERETT, MA 02149 PHONE: (617) 387-7466 FAX: (617) 381-9186 Visit us online at: Rocco Longo, Owner WWW.SABATINO-INS.COM Please contact the Revere Police Narcotics Tip Line at 781-656-1143 to report any suspect illegal narcotics activity. Callers can remain anonymous if they choose to do so. Residents can also download the Revere Police Tip 411 Application to submit anonymous tips through their wireless devices. For more information regarding overdose prevention and support, please contact the Revere Substance Use Disorder and Homeless Initiatives (SUDHI) Offi ce (435 Revere St., Revere; 781-922-6069). Traffic Commission approves commercial parking ordinance change Allows residents to park company vehicles By Adam Swift R evere residents who own businesses outside the city will now be able to park their commercial vehicles in Revere without fear of getting fined. Last week, the Traffi c Commission approved the ordinance change proposed by Ward 3 ANTHONY COGLIANDRO Ward 3 Councillor Councillor Anthony Cogliandro. “There are business owners outside the city who have their vehicles registered at their houses, so we are getting the excise tax already, but unfortunately, because the business is not in Revere, they are being ticketed $50,” said Cogliandro. “I believe we should strike section one so it doesn’t matter where the business is, as long as there is a valid business.” If the commercial vehicles are registered to someone’s home, they should be able to park there, Cogliandro said. “Nothing else changes – the size of the vehicle, one vehicle per household – these things PARKING | SEE Page 6

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