Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Somerville police arrested four after executing search warrants at a Pearl Street home, according to a police report.
Somerville police found bags of heroin and cocaine at 141 Pearl St. Friday after executing search warrants at the home, according to a Somerville police report. According to the report, one of the four people arrested in the drug bust may have hidden a bag of heroin and cocaine in her vaginal area. Kaitlin Gould, 22, of Charlestown, Bambi Havey, 22, of Malden, Peter D'Amelio, 37, of Newton and Peter Parise, 26, of Cambridge, were arrested in the incident, the report says. According to the report, members of the Somerville Police Narcotics Unit searched the Pearl Street home at about 4:20 p.m. Inside, they found one of the occupants, Parise, with a bag of heroin and a bag of cocaine, the report says. It says police also saw a bag of heroin …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Investigators found cocaine, heroin, pills and marijuana in a home that had previously been raided in January, according to a police report.
An East Broadway home recently experienced its second drug bust in three months, according to a Somerville police report. Somerville police on May 1 found cocaine, heroin, marijuana, Suboxone pills and drug paraphernalia at 164 Broadway, according to the report. On January 30, police conducted a drug raid at the same home, allegedly finding marijuana, ammunition and holsters. According to the police report, investigators had put the home under surveillance on May 1, and they observed a 19 year-old Chelsea man, McKenny Pierre, conduct what looked like drug deals with a "notorious heroin user" and a 22-year-old Somerville resident, Dillon Hughes, of 19 Hancock St. When police pulled over Hughes at 366 Broadway, they found three baggies of …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The alleged drug dealer was selling the drugs in East Somerville, according to a Somerville police report.
An alleged drug dealer was caught with 10 baggies of cocaine and two baggies of heroin hidden in his prosthetic leg, according to allegations in a Somerville police report. The report says Imran Laltaprasad, 29, of Quincy, was arrested on March 1 at about 3 p.m. after the Somerville Police Department Drug Control Unit, conducting surveillance in East Somerville, observed him making a drug deal. Detectives had observed a 54 year-old Somerville woman, Maryann Zeletsky, of 18B Broadway, get into Laltaprasad's Mercedes at the intersection of Perkins and Brighton streets, just over the Somerville border in Charlestown, the report says. The car did "the proverbial trip around the block," the report says, referring to a technique drug dealers use…
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The arrest appears to have taken place on the same street where a botched marijuana deal in December led to one man being shot and another stabbed.
Members of the Somerville Police Department Drug Control Unit caught a Dorchester man Friday with 11 bags of cocaine, according to allegations outlined in a police report. The report says detectives set up a sting operation as part of an ongoing investigation into a residence in Winter Hill that was allegedly serving as a base for a cocaine distribution operation. Although the report does not explicitly name the address, the man who was caught, 32-year-old Alex Flores-Plaza, was arrested at 11 Evergreen Ave. as part of the sting operation, the report says. According to the report, detectives worked with a cooperating witness to contact a "drug kingpin" and place an order for cocaine to be delivered to the Winter Hill residence. At about 3…
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
In one instance, an undercover operative led investigators to an alleged dealer known as "El Diablo," according to a police report.
The Somerville Police Department made a series cocaine-related arrests during mid-December, according to police reports. Two of the arrests came after an undercover operative infiltrated an alleged cocaine distribution ring and led investigators to a dealer known as "El Diablo," according to one report. As part of the investigation, members of the Drug Control Unit arranged a meeting with "El Diablo" in the parking lot of Home Depot on Dec. 11 for the purpose of buying 56 grams of cocaine, the report says. If you're curious about how much cocaine that is, a half cup of white flour weighs about 60 grams, and a quarter cup of white granulated sugar weighs just under 50 grams. According to the report, investigators arranged a delivery time of…
Thursday, September 13, 2012
The sheriff's officer was pressuring an inmate for money and drugs and conducted a drug transaction with an undercover state trooper, according to the district attorney's office.
Michael Dell'Isola, 52, of Somerville, a sergeant with the Middlesex County Sheriff's Department, was found guilty Wednesday on charges that he received money and cocaine from an undercover state trooper, according to an announcement from the Middlesex District Attorney's office. Dell'Isola was found guilty after a six-day jury trial in Middlesex Superior Court, the announcement says. According to a statement from Middlesex County District Attorney Gerard Leone, "This defendant abused his position of authority by participating in illegal drug activities while on duty as a sergeant in the Middlesex Sheriff's Department." According to the DA's office, Dell'Isola was pressuring an inmate to provide him with money and cocaine, and in an …
Friday, August 10, 2012
John Thibedeau of Waltham was involved in a cocaine dealing operation with two postal workers at the Union Square Post Office.
John Thibedeau, 48, of Waltham, was sentenced Thursday to 12 months in prison and three years of supervised release for his involvement in a cocaine dealing operation that involved two postal workers at Somerville's Union Square Post Office, according to the District of Massachusetts United States Attorney's Office. Perviously, Gerard Harrington and Sean Williamson, the postal workers, both pleaded guilty to dealing cocaine. Harrington was sentenced to eight months committed and eight months of home confinement with electronic monitoring, according to the announcement. Williamson awaits sentencing. A fourth man, William Zuluaga, also pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 24 months in prison. The men were charged with making a series of …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Police arrested a Malden man after an investigation into his alleged cocaine dealing operation, according to a police report.
A Malden man accused of selling crack cocaine hid the drugs in his "derriere," according to a Somerville police report. When police pulled the man over in his red Mercedes at the intersection of Mystic Avenue and McGrath Highway, he was "squeezing the cheeks of his derriere" to such a degree that police didn’t discover the 21 bags of crack allegedly stored in the orifice until a thorough search at the police station, according to the report. Police arrested the man—Jamil Bowden, known as "Mils," 20, of 166 Washington St., Malden—on July 19 at about 5:50 p.m. after an investigation into his alleged cocaine dealing operation, the report says. The Cambridge Police Department Special Investigations Unit and the Medford Police Department Drug …
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
William Zuluaga, a Colombian national, faces deportation after serving his prison sentence.
- POLICE & FIRE
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Editor's note: The following is from the Massachusetts office of the United States Attorney. Zuluaga pleaded guilty in connection to a cocaine distribution operation. Two postal employees from the Union Square post office also pleaded guilty in the case. BOSTON - William Zuluaga, who last resided in Revere, was sentenced today on charges stemming from his involvement in a drug conspiracy with two former United States Postal Service employees. Zuluaga, 58, was sentenced to 24 months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release for his involvement in a conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine. A Colombian national, he faces deportation after serving his sentence. Zuluaga, along with co-…
Monday, April 23, 2012
John Thibedeau is the fourth man to plead guilty in a case involving postal workers at the Union Square Post Office dealing cocaine.
- POLICE & FIRE
Monday, April 23, 2012
Editor's note: The following is from the United States Attorney's office in Boston. Find more here and here: Boston - A Somerville man pleaded guilty in federal court today to charges stemming from his involvement in a drug conspiracy. John Thibedeau, 48, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and four counts of possession with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine. In September 2011, Thibedeau, along with co-conspirators Sean Williamson, William Zuluaga and Gerard Harrington, were indicted. Harrington and Williamson are former Postal Service employees who worked out of the Somerville Post Office. The prosecutor told the Court that the government’s evidence included five video and audio recordings of …