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Possession With Intent to Distribute Class B Substance Cocaine Dismissed
The defendant was charged with possession with intent to distribute a class B substance, cocaine in violation of G.L. c. 94C section 32A. The man had a prior conviction and was facing state prison time. The case stemmed from a police investigation that was several months long. According to reports, the defendant was observed engaging in conversations with known drug users. Officers saw him passing objects to these people and receiving something in return. Believing this to be drugs the officers used a confidential informant to attempt to purchase from our client. The officers watched as this individual engaged in a transaction with the defendant. The officers met up with the informant and obtained the cocaine that he purportedly purchased from our client. He was arrested and charged with this crime. Our office was able to prove that the informant liked the requisite reliability. We also showed that the police did not follow proper procedures for monitoring the informant. The assistant district attorney agreed with us and did not object to our motion to dismiss.
This resolution of this case came telephonically due to the courts being closed
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Pre-Arraignment Diversion For College Student Charged With Distribution of Drugs and Possession With Intent to Distribute Drugs
The defendant is a student at a prestigious university in Massachusetts. On May 31, 2018 a student at that university was rushed to a hospital after having seizures from taking drugs. The university and local police investigated the matter and learned that the individual had purchased drugs from our client. The officers interviewed our client who admitted to having sold marijuana to the other student and others. It was determined that the marijuana had been laced with an unknown substance that caused the seizures. Our client permitted the officers to search his dorm room. They located class D and class E drugs consistent with an intent to distribute. The defendant was charged with distributing class D, G.L. c. 94C section 32C, possession with intent to distribute class D, G.L. c. 94C section 32C and possession with intent to distribute class E, G.L. c. 94C section 32D. He hired Attorney Stephen Neyman to represent him. Our office continued the arraignment on several occasions in hopes of getting the prosecutor and/or judge to agree to imposed pre-arraignment diversion under G.L. c. 276A. Today, we succeeded in that regard. After the defendant completes diversion all charges will be dismissed, prior to arraignment.
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Drug Distribution Case Dismissed
On May 11, 2018 members of a suburban Boston city narcotics task force were monitoring an area known for significant drug activity. Officers observed drug dealers with whom they were familiar congregating in a parking lot in their cars and on their cell phones. The police monitored the situation for several hours and watched as drug users with whom they were familiar approached the cars and passed objects. The officers believed the passing activity was the exchange of drugs. Officers followed the perceived buyers and learned that in fact they had just purchased from the dealers at the parking lot. One of the officers acting in an undercover capacity approached one of the cars, our client's car, and engaged in a purchase of cocaine. Our client was arrested, searched and found to be in possession of large quantities of drugs. He was charged with distribution of class B, G.L. c. 94C Section 32A, possession of class E, possession of class B and possession with intent to distribute class E, G.L. c. 94C Section 32D. Today, our office succeeded in getting all charges dismissed.
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Arraignment for College Student Charged With Distribution of Marijuana and Possession With Intent to Distribute Marijuana Continued for Possible Pretrial Diversion
The defendant is a student at a prominent local university. In May of 2018 a student at that school was hospitalized after having a bad reaction from smoking marijuana. The marijuana was purchased from the defendant. Police officers at that university began an investigation into the activities of the defendant. Through surveillance, informants and visitor logs to his dorm the police quickly learned that the defendant had been selling marijuana to other students at the school. The officers decided to approach the defendant and question him about these activities. He immediately admitted to selling marijuana and produced scales and packages of marijuana in his possession. The matter was referred for prosecution under G.L. c. 94C Section 32C and G.L. c. 94C Section 32D, possession with intent and distribution. Today, the day of arraignment Attorney Neyman was able to continue the arraignment to pursue pretrial diversion under G.L. c. 276A.
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Criminal Complaint For Drug Distribution Does Not Issue Against College Student
The defendant is a student at a prestigious college in Boston. Campus police became alerted to suspicious activity at a dorm involving possible drug dealing activities. An investigation followed during which police accessed surveillance cameras key code access printouts. Officers soon learned that a particular student was getting excessive visits to his dorm room from students and non-students. Officers monitored the traffic and stopped visitors as they exited the dormitory. They learned that the defendant was selling large quantities of marijuana and other drugs from is dorm room. With ample probable cause a search warrant was obtained and executed. Officers found large quantities of marijuana and drug distribution materials in the room. The man admitted to committing the crimes. He was charged with violation of G.L. c. 94C Section 32, possession with intent to distribute marijuana. A clerk magistrate hearing was scheduled. Attorney Neyman was hired and convinced the magistrate not to issue a complaint.
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Possession With Intent to Distribute Class B and Possession Class B Charges Dismissed
The defendant is a thirty-eight year old car salesman living in the greater Boston area. It is alleged that on March 24, 2016 members of the Boston Police Department Drug Control Unit were monitoring a location known for high volume drug sales. The observed the defendant pull up to the location on his cell phone and make contact with a black male. The defendant exited his car and pulled a bag out of his trunk. He and the black male went back into his car and officers saw what they believed to be a drug transaction. The two separated and the black male was detained by the police. He told the officers that he purchased some marijuana from our client. Our client was then stopped and found in possession of marijuana, some class B drugs and drug distribution paraphernalia. He was charged with, among other things, possession with intent to distribute class B, a G.L. c. 94C Section 32A violation, possession of class B, in violation of G.L. c. 94C Section 34 and distribution of class D, a crime under G.L. c. 94C Section 32C. Today, Attorney Neyman was able to get those charges dismissed.
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Distribution of Marijuana Case Against College Student to be Dismissed
The defendant is a local college student. Over the summer he was stopped for a motor vehicle violation. The police immediately smelled the odor of unburnt marijuana. They saw several baggies of marijuana in plain view. Also observed were scales, multiple cell phones and assorted packaging materials. One of the passengers in the vehicle was caught with drugs in his possession. He admitted to purchasing the drugs from the defendant. Another occupant of the car had a cell phone video of the transaction. The defendant was charged with distribution of marijuana, a crime to which he confessed. Today, Attorney Neyman succeeded in getting the case continued without a finding. All charges will be dismissed upon the successful completion of probation.
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Pretrial Probation For Man Charge With Distribution of Class D Marijuana
The police alleged that beginning in August of 2013 members of the Marlborough, Massachusetts police detectives unit became involved in an investigation utilizing a confidential informant. This informant had been making controlled narcotics purchases in the area for several months. On November 18, 2013 the informant arranged for the sale of marijuana, a class D substance. Officers established surveillance of the target location. The informant was wearing a wire and alerted the officers to the vehicle the subject would be driving. The car arrived with the defendant being its sole occupant. The officers observed a drug deal occur between the informant and the defendant. The informant provided the drugs to the officers. Officers then located and arrested the defendant who is not a citizen. Today, Attorney Neyman was able to get pretrial probation for the defendant. This will have no adverse impact on his status and he will have no criminal record.
Conviction for Drug Distribution Vacated on Behalf Man Facing Deportation
Lynn District Court: In September of 2001 the defendant, with the assistance of another lawyer had a drug distribution case continued without a finding for a period of eleven months. Nearly twelve years later this man, a legal resident alien was arrested and held by federal authorities who had initiated deportation proceedings. The deportation efforts were the direct result of the 2001 drug case that is treated as a conviction by the immigration. The defendant's family retained Attorney Stephen Neyman to try to get the 2001 conviction vacated. After a series of motions before the original sentencing judge our office was able to vacate the conviction. Deportation is no longer an issue for this man.