Four Charged After Fentanyl Seizure at Barber Shop

BOSTON, August 4, 2017— Four men were arraigned yesterday on charges of trafficking fentanyl after police seized a large quantity of the powerful narcotic at a Dorchester barber shop, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

ELVIS LEDESMA (D.O.B. 9/23/83) of Roxbury, CARLOS NIVAR (D.O.B. 8/6/95) of Dorchester, CARLOS ADEMAN-MEJIA (D.O.B. 10/16/96) of Hyde Park, and EUDOMAR AYBAR (D.O.B. 5/6/93) of East Boston were each arraigned yesterday in Dorchester Municipal Court on charges of trafficking in fentanyl and conspiracy to violate the state’s drug laws.  Prosecutors requested bail of $200,000 for each defendant, as well as conditions that each wear a GPS monitor in the event they are to be released.  Judge Jonathan Tynes imposed $75,000 bail and ordered each to be fitted with a GPS monitor and surrender his passport.

During the course of an investigation into alleged drug distribution at an Erie Street barbershop, Boston Police made several controlled purchases of drugs, including fentanyl, at the location. On Wednesday, police executed a search warrant at the barbershop and located four men inside, none of whom was giving or getting a haircut.  Instead, prosecutors allege, they were in the process of packaging fentanyl for sale.

Inside a backroom of the shop, officers located approximately 150 grams of fentanyl in 46 plastic bags of various sizes. They also recovered a scale, additional plastic baggies, cards with fentanyl residue, and other items indicative of illegal drug distribution, prosecutors said. 

The four defendants were placed under arrest.  A fifth man was seen fleeing the shop as police arrived; efforts to identify that individual are underway.

All four defendants return to court Aug. 25.




All defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.