Case Results » Drug Trafficking

  • Lawrence District Court: Charges of Trafficking Cocaine and Trafficking Heroin Dismissed

    On May 10, 2016, following a collective investigation with the Manchester, New Hampshire DEA and the Lawrence, Massachusetts police an informant placed an order for over fifty grams of heroin.  The informant agreed to meet with a known drug dealer and consummate a deal for the drugs. Surveillance was established and the suspected dealer was seen engaging in a drug sale. The buyer was stopped and identified by the informant as the person he put in contact with the dealer. Further surveillance established that the drug dealer was operating out of a residence in Lawrence. A search warrant was issued and executed. During the search large quantities of heroin and cocaine were located along with a significant amount of drug trafficking paraphernalia. Also, during the search the defendant was seen packaging and weighing identifiable quantities of drugs. He was charged with trafficking cocaine and trafficking heroin in violation of G.L. c. 94C Section 32E. Today Attorney Neyman was able to get the trafficking charges dismissed.

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  • Norfolk Superior Court: Marijuana Trafficking Case Dismissed

    In October of 2013 Braintree Firefighters were dispatched to a home for a report of a fire alarm going off. Responders made entry to the property and observed it to be empty with the exception of large quantities of marijuana throughout the home. The police were called and a search warrant issued. During the search hundreds of pounds of marijuana were located. The apartment was rented to our client, a young woman who apparently resided in Boston, not the Braintree residence. She was charged with trafficking marijuana and faced a mandatory minimum sentence. Today, Attorney Neyman was able to get all charges dismissed.

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  • Norfolk Superior Court: Cocaine Trafficking Case Dismissed Against Local Woman

    The prosecution alleged that on April 29, 2015 members of the Braintree Police Department were engaged in a drug investigation involving large scale distribution of cocaine. They observed a known drug user enter a vehicle registered to a Dominican woman. An Hispanic male was driving the car, the woman was in the passenger seat. The known drug user was seen exiting the car and was detained by officers who observed him to be in possession of some cocaine. He admitted to purchasing the drugs from the driver of this vehicle. Subsequently, that vehicle, the driver and female passenger became additional targets to this investigation. Throughout the remainder of the investigation this couple was seen engaging in multiple drug deals. A few months later, after documenting these deals the two were seen engaging in a sale to another male who was also detained and questioned by the officers. The buyer was seen purchasing from the woman. This time the buyer alerted the police not only to the identity of the sellers but also informed the officers that a large quantity of the drug remained in the vehicle. Surveillance and backup officers descended on the woman’s car. Several ounces of cocaine were found in the vehicle. In the backseat of the car officers found the woman’s young daughter. The parties were arrested and charged with trafficking cocaine, a violation of G.L. c. 94C Section 32E. The woman hired Attorney Stephen Neyman to represent her. Today, all charges were dismissed.

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  • Fall River Superior Court: Not Guilty Verdict After Cocaine Trafficking Trial

    The defendant is a demolition worker who lives in New Bedford, Massachusetts. The prosecution alleged that in the summer of 2014 members of the New Bedford Police started an investigation into alleged drug dealing activities involving the defendant. Controlled buys of powder cocaine and crack cocaine were made by an informant working with the police. The defendant was the alleged seller. After several successful transactions, the police obtained a search warrant targeting the defendant and his purported address. On August 19, 2014 officers forcibly entered the premises after observing several drug transactions outside the property that involved the defendant. Upon entry they secured the occupants, including the defendant. As the search commenced the police reported that the defendant led them to the hiding place were the drugs were kept and admitted that the drugs were his. A total of over 150 grams of cocaine were found. The defendant was charged with trafficking cocaine under G.L. c. 94C Section 32E. A minimum mandatory sentence of eight years on state prison would be imposed after a conviction. This week, Attorney Neyman took the case to trial. Today, a jury came back with a not guilty verdict on all counts of the indictment.

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  • Falmouth District Court: Cocaine Trafficking Charges Dismissed

    In June of 2015 police observed a motor vehicle with license plates that were slightly concealed. The officers followed the vehicle until such time as they could see the plates. In the course of this exercise it was learned that the inspection sticker had expired, the vehicle was uninsured. The vehicle was stopped. The police smelled a strong odor of marijuana. A canine was brought to the scene. A positive hit on the defendant’s personal property prompted a search of the defendant. The search revealed in excess of 18 grams of cocaine. Attorney Neyman was hired to represent the defendant. Today, the cocaine trafficking case was dismissed in the district court.

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  • Salem Superior Court: Cocaine Trafficking Over 200 Grams Nolle Prossed (Dismissed) Against Florida Man Prior to Trial

    The prosecution alleged that beginning in late 2012 Essex County Drug Task Force members and federal agents began a drug trafficking investigation spanning the entire country. As a result of the investigation surveillance was established in several Essex County locations including Lawrence, Andover and Tewksbury. The defendant, a Florida man was one of the people identified during the course of the investigation as possibly being involved in drug trafficking activity. The surveillance revealed the exchange of large boxes for a couple of duffel bags that took place in the back of a large eighteen wheel truck. The truck was stopped and inside the police located several hundred thousand dollars cash. The defendant was one of the men seen engaged in that transaction. Surveillance of him continued. Several days later the man was observed in another purported transaction. This time, he was caught with several kilos of cocaine. He hired Attorney Stephen Neyman to represent him. Several pretrial motions were filed that would have required disclosure of a confidential informant. Based on that fact and a fear of losing a valuable source the government witness opted to nolle prosse (dismiss) the case.

  • Heroin Trafficking, Conspiracy Charges Dismissed Against Milford, Massachusetts Woman, Possession With Intent to Distribute Class A to be Dismissed

    Milford District Court: In March of 2012 an informant told Massachusetts State Police Officers that an individual, one of the co-defendants had been selling Class A drugs in Massachusetts. Surveillance was established to corroborate the representations of the informant. Once verified the officers acted on additional tips. This time they saw the woman, our client actively engaged in the distribution of narcotics with the co-defendant, her boyfriend. The officers confronted our client and located a significant amount of a Class A substance, sufficient to satisfy the Trafficking threshold. Our client and two others were arrested and charged with Trafficking Class a Class A Substance and Conspiracy to Violate the Controlled Substances Act. Today, Attorney Neyman succeeded in getting the Trafficking and Conspiracy charges dismissed. A charge of Possession With the Intent to Distribute Drugs was continued without a finding. If the defendant remains free from trouble that charge too will be dismissed.

  • Felony Marijuana Cultivation Charges to be Dismissed Against Local Accountant and Software Engineer

    Fall River District Court: The prosecution alleged that police in Freetown, Massachusetts observed that defendant driving through town without a valid driver's license. Apparently one of the officers knew the defendant and had information that his license had been suspended. The officer followed him to his home. The officer knocked on the door. The defendant opened the door and was arrested. A search incident to the arrest disclosed the presence of many marijuana plants. The defendant was charged with Possession With the Intent to Distribute Marijuana and Cultivation of Marijuana, both felonies. Attorney Neyman was able to get the cases continued without a finding. All charges will be dismissed in a matter of months provided the client remain free of criminal legal trouble during the continuation period.

  • Sentence of six months committed jail time revoked in crack distribution case

    Quincy District Court: The defendant had pled guilty to distribution of Class B drugs last year. The case involved a sale of crack cocaine to an undercover detective. The defendant had a long criminal history of selling crack in Quincy and surrounding areas. After pleading guilty last year, the defendant was sentenced to 6 months in jail. The court allowed him to postpone serving that jail sentence for a year so that he could complete an internship. Today, he was scheduled to surrender himself and go into the house of correction for the six-month period. Denise Dolan of our office represented the defendant today and persuaded the judge to reconsider the previously-imposed sentence, based on the defendant's efforts at rehabilitation. After hearing, the court revoked the old sentence and imposed a new one. Our client will not have to serve any time in jail, provided that he stays on the right track for 2 years. The judge stated in court that she had never done anything like this before in her long career on the bench.

  • Motion to suppress statements allowed

    Quincy District Court: The prosecution alleged that our client, charged possession with intent to distribute heroin in a school zone, made certain statements to police after being pulled over in his car. Today, our office was successful in convincing the court that the police violated our client's Miranda rights, and those statements were suppressed. The prosecution will not be able to use those alleged statements against our client.

  • Charges of Possession With Intent to Distribute Drugs , School Zone Violation, Trafficking Dismissed After Successful Motion to Suppress

    West Roxbury District Court: About one month ago Attorney Neyman filed and successfully argued a motion to suppress a search conducted with a warrant in this court. The defendant had been charged with Possession With the Intent to Distribute Drugs and a School Zone Violation. The prosecution realized that it could not continue with this case after the evidence was suppressed and today Attorney Neyman moved for dismissal of all charges. All charges have been dismissed.

  • Charges of Trafficking Cocaine, Distribution of Cocaine, Possession With the Intent to Distribute Marijuana and School Zone Violation Dismissed against Somerville man

    Somerville District Court # 09-1693. The prosecution alleged that on July 24, 2009 members of the Somerville Police Department had been investigating an individual’s drug dealing activities in that city. A cooperating individual informed the police that our client would be in a particular neighborhood at a particular time with the purpose of selling drugs. The informant engaged in a controlled buy with the officers. Crack Cocaine was recovered from the informant after this buy. The police then approached our client who was sitting in his car at that time. A pat frisk disclosed a knife and some marijuana. Officers then, with the assistance of a drug sniffing dog searched the car. Inside the police found thirty nine grams of cocaine. On three occasions the case was scheduled for a probable cause hearing. The prosecution was never ready. Today, a judge dismissed all charges against our client. His bail money was returned as well. The district attorney can indict this case and prosecute in the Superior Court if they so choose.

  • Charges of Trafficking Cocaine in Excess of 28 Grams Dismissed Against College Student

    Norfolk Superior Court Criminal # 08-0694. The district attorney alleged that on April 12, 2008 undercover police officers were conducting surveillance in a local strip mall known for high incidents of drug dealing. On prior occasions these officers had been directed by drug dealers to meet at that location for the exchange of narcotics for money. On this date, around 3:30 p.m. the officers saw our client arrive at the parking lot, park, and never get out of his car. Minutes later they observed another vehicle arrive. The operator of the second vehicle approached the defendant and engaged in a drug transaction. Officers approached and quickly confirmed their suspicions. They located over sixty grams of cocaine, a scale and packaging materials. The defendant immediately hired Attorney Stephen Neyman. He was facing a minimum mandatory five year state prison sentence on the trafficking indictment. Attorney Neyman was able to get the charges reduced to Possession With the Intent to Distribute, a crime that does not have a mandatory minimum sentence.

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