Five arrested in SWAT raid of Walpole home for drugs and guns
A SWAT team raided a Walpole home yesterday, where they arrested five tenants and seized a cache of drugs and weapons, authorities said.
Police with a search warrant stormed 252 Norfolk St. before dawn, arresting five men and seizing heroin, cocaine and 17.43 grams of fentanyl pills, as well as baggies, a scale and other drug paraphernalia, Assistant District Attorney Rachel Audley said. Four long guns and two sets of ammunition also were found in the building, a quaint-looking, two-story home across from the town dog kennel.
Pleading not guilty in Wrentham District Court to numerous drug charges, including being present where heroin is kept, were:
• Francis L. Keegan Jr., 52, who has a criminal record that includes seven convictions, including one for drug possession, as well as five restraining orders and 11 defaults, Audley said. He was held on $5,000 bail and must remain drug-free and submit to random testing.
• David P. Curran, 63. Curran has 12 convictions, including homicide by motor vehicle, Audley said. He was held on $1,000 bail and must remain drug-free and submit to random testing.
• Christopher Punis, 48, also charged with possession of a firearm without a firearm identification card and possession of ammunition without an FID card. Punis was held on $1,000 bail.
• Randolph Beardsley, 54, additionally charged with possession of a class C drug and possession of a class B drug. Beardsley has a New York record, including criminal sale of a controlled substance and violent offenses, Audley said. He was held on $500 bail.
• Nicholas Bonfilio, 36, also charged with possession of a class B drug. Bonfilio, who was on probation at the time, has a record that includes one conviction and five restraining orders. He was not ordered to post bail but was transported to Dedham District Court to answer a probation warrant.
All five defendants are due back in court on April 25.