Three Brighton men plead not guilty to charges of dealing heroin

Three Brighton men pleaded not guilty today to charges of dealing heroin in Brighton and Revere, Suffolk prosecutors said.

The three men — Jean Carlos Arias Tejada, Enyer Osiel Martinez Avalos, and Rafael Maysonet-Pagan, all 24 — were arraigned in Chelsea District Court, with each of the men being charged with 13 counts of distribution of a Class A substance, two counts trafficking in a Class A substance, unlawful possession of ammunition, and unlawful possession of a firearm, according to Jake Wark, spokesman for the Suffolk district attorney’s office. Tejada and Avalos both also face additional charges of possessing a fraudulent Massachusetts identification card, Wark said in an e-mail.

The men were arrested Friday after a series of undercover buys, according to a statement from the district attorney’s office.

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The arrests came after State and Revere police executed search warrants at locations on North Beacon Street in Brighton and Thornton Street in Revere, and authorities recovered a kilogram of heroin, a firearm, ammunition, and counterfeit identification cards, prosecutors said.

Tejada and Avalos were both held on $75,000 bail and immigration detainers; Maysonet-Pagan was held on $25,000 cash bail, prosecutors said in a statement.