Police arrested two men and two women in Framingham according to the Metrowest Daily News, on Tuesday August 7th, following a stakeout of a suspected drug house . Police were observing an apartment located at 2 Coburn St. in Framingham after suspecting the resident of selling heroin out of his home.
While watching the apartment, police saw a woman exit the residence and get into a brown Toyota Camry. She then picked up a man nearby; upon pulling her vehicle over, police allegedly observed hypodermic needles and other drug paraphernalia in one of the vehicle’s seats. The police asked the driver to step out of the car. Police allege that upon searching the driver, they found a bag of heroin hidden in her shirt. Police charged the driver with possession of heroin. Her passenger was taken to the police station as well. The passenger allegedly told police that the driver and he had gone to the Cobrun Street apartment to purchase heroin.
Police allege that they then returned to Coburn Street. Police state that they then found and arrested the resident. According to Police, they then searched his apartment and found what they believe to be heroin, cocaine, suboxone and hallucinogenic mushrooms, as well as drug paraphernalia.
The resident was charged with possession of heroin with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of suboxone, and possession of hallucinogenic mushrooms. The charges of possession with intent to distribute have been charged as subsequent offenses, meaning that the resident has been previously convicted of these same charges. A charge of possession with intent to distribute a class b substance subsequent offense carries a mandatory minimum penalty of three years imprisonment with no possibility of probation instead of jail. According to police, the resident’s girlfriend was also at the apartment when police arrived to search it. She has been charged with being present where heroin is stored.
Framingham District Court Judge Paul Yee set the resident’s bail at $50,000. However, his bail was revoked due to an open superior court drug distribution case, as well as an open case in Framingham District Court in which he was charged with possession of heroin, assault on a police officer, and resisting arrest. The court also set a bail for the woman driving the car ($500) and for the passenger ($250). The resident’s girlfriend was released on personal recognizance.
In this instance, the stakes are highest for the resident of the apartment, who is facing multiple charges of possession of drugs, as well as charges of possession with intent to distribute those drugs, subsequent offenses. He also has other open drug distribution and violent crimes cases. He is facing both misdemeanor and felony charges in multiple courts. Additionally, because police were staking out his home prior to his arrest, they most likely had evidence of his alleged drug distribution prior to his arrest. The resident is facing mandatory jail time if convicted of his charges. Someone facing such serious penalties needs an experienced criminal defense lawyer who can handle serious drug charges.
If you or a loved one has been charged with a drug crime in Massachusetts, you need an experienced drug crimes defense lawyer on your side. Call me now for a free consultation on your case at 508-762-4540. Serious drug charges should be handled by a dedicated criminal defense attorney with experience defending clients against these charges.