- Associated Press - Friday, October 10, 2014

CHELSEA, Mass. (AP) - Chelsea police have conducted crackdown on drug trafficking in the city armed with 40 arrest warrants.

Chief Brian Kyes says his officers with the help of state police and Everett police Department began serving the warrants on Friday. Ten people were arrested.

The warrants are the result of a three-month undercover operation targeting drug dealing and distribution in the Bellingham Square area. They were based on hand-to-hand drug deals made with undercover officers.

Those arrested will face charges a variety of ranging from distribution to trafficking.

Kyes also promised a heavier police presence in the area and reminded residents of the department’s anonymous tip line and website.

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