Braintree police arrested two local men for trafficking in heroin earlier this week after they found them with drugs and drug supplies near Ross Elementary School.
The two men were arrested on Commercial Street Tuesday morning while allegedly returning to one of their homes in Braintree from picking up heroin from Boston, Chief Russell Jenkins said in a statement.
Justin K. Butler, 29 of Braintree, was found in possession of 39 grams of heroin, Jenkins said. Steven M. Long, 28 of Braintree, was with Butler and police found a digital scale at his home during a consent search.
Both men were the subject of an on-going investigation into the sale of heroin throughout the area by Braintree, Quincy and Weymouth detective, Jenkin said.
A search at Butler's home at 471 Elm St. turned up a small quantity of heroin, evidence of drug packaging, 192 Gabapentin pills and two vials of steroids, along with a safe containing $25,000.
Both men were charged with possession of heroin with intent to distribute, trafficking in heroin, conspiracy to violate the Controlled Substances Act and a drug free school zone violation (Ross School).
Butler was also charged with possession of a Class E substance.