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Winchester Public Works Launches Investigation After Drug-Dealing Employee is Arrested

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    Drug Concerns at Public Works Department

    Concerns about drug use inside the Winchester DPW after a federal investigation led to the arrest of one worker who may have been dealing to his fellow employees.

    (Published Thursday, March 29, 2018)

    An employee who was arrested and charged with dealing drugs last month is now the subject of an internal investigation at the Department of Public Works in Winchester, Massachusetts.

    Jeffrey Gangi, 48, of Woburn, was under surveillance for three months, according to police reports. DEA investigators and police allegedly witnessed a minimum of 15 drug deals involving Gangi. They arrested him in February behind the Sons of Italy function hall in Winchester.

    “Jeff has been terminated, on March 19, and at that point, we started an internal investigation, which will be ongoing for the next couple weeks,” Winchester Department of Public Works Director James Gill said.

    Police spoke with a confidential informant who alleged that drug distribution and addiction occur during work hours in Winchester's Department of Public Works. Based on this information, the facility launched the investigation. The informant specifically mentioned opiate pills, including Oxycodone and Percocet.

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    Gangi has been released on personal recognizance. If he is convicted, he will face up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

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