Brockton police arrest twin brothers and seize cocaine and weapons in drug bust

Authorities in Brockton seized more than a half-kilogram of cocaine, a high-capacity firearm, ammunition, and $38,000 in cash during the arrest of twin brothers who are considered by law enforcement to be among the city’s five most dangerous people, said Police Chief Robert Hayden.

The arrests of Brockton residents Roger and Rickey Depina, both 26, were announced by officials today during a news conference at Brockton City Hall. It marked the second time in two weeks that police there seized firearms and arrested alleged drug dealers, according to a statement from Mayor Bill Carpenter.

“A small number of people are responsible for a disproportionate amount of the crime, pain, and suffering that goes on in the city,” Hayden said.

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The men were arrested this morning after police searched homes in Weymouth and Brockton, authorities said. The brothers are to be arraigned Monday, according to the Plymouth district attorney’s office.

During the searches, police also found nearly 15 grams of heroin, four Percocet pills, two vehicles, and items used in drug dealing, including five cellphones, a scale, and baggies, a statement from the city said.

The brothers are charged with multiple drug and firearm charges. It was unclear whether the men had lawyers.