Arrested: JUNE 9, 2023

Chief of Police Keith E. Houghton announces that after an investigation targeting neighborhood complaints from residents, Chelsea Police Detectives arrested 2 individuals for numerous drug violations including trafficking in Cocaine over 35 grams. Arrested were Kenneth Powell age 34, who is currently out on bail wearing an electronic bracelet as a condition of release for trafficking narcotics and unlawful firearm possession charges stemming from an arrest on June 9, 2023 in Chelsea, as well as Victoria DiFranco age 30.

Powell’s apparent contempt of court, and his ongoing  disobedience of law is why we will not stop our continued enforcement efforts to show that the City of Chelsea will not tolerate any violations of law that cast a negative light on stakeholders of this City.  We would like to thank the residents of this neighborhood in particular for coming forward and advise anyone that has quality of life issues to contact our Department. All persons charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty.