Case Result: Continuation Without a Finding in Drug-Related Charges

John L. Calcagni III

Criminal Charges:

Man charged in the Worcester County Milford District Court for:

  • Possession to Distribute a Class B Drug, in violation of M.G.L. c. 94C § 32A(a)
  • Possession of a Class B Drug, in violation of M.G.L. c. 94C, § 34
  • Conspiracy to Violate Drug Law, in violation of M.G.L. c. 94C, § 40
  • Marked Lanes Violation, in violation of M.G.L. c. 89, § 4A
  • Number Plate Violation, in violation of M.G.L. c. 90, § 6

Case Overview:

Police observed a vehicle leaving the vicinity of a known drug house. Once positioned behind the vehicle, police observed the front and rear left tire cross over the double yellow line into the oncoming traffic lane and conducted a motor vehicle stop. The vehicle also did not have a front license plate. Present in the vehicle were the driver and a front seat passenger. While engaging in conversation with the occupants, police noticed inside a large butane torch lighter, a discarded corner of a sandwich bag, and that the driver had a white powdery substance mixed with mucus traveling down his nostril. When questioned, the driver informed police he was congested, refused to make eye contact, was visibly nervous, and appeared to be under the influence of a narcotic. The driver was asked to step out of the car and pat-frisked. While the driver was outside of the vehicle, police noticed the passenger open the center console and move an object into a bucket in the back seat. Police ordered the passenger out of the vehicle, searched inside the car, and located a cigarette pack inside the bucket containing 3.5 grams of cocaine, a bag of “cut” in the center console, and 47.4 grams of marijuana. Upon seizing the driver’s cell phone, incriminating text messages were discovered that were related to drug trafficking activity. As such, police arrested the driver and charged him with possession, distribution, and conspiracy to distribute a Class B drug (cocaine), as well as a motor vehicle infraction that served as the basis for the car stop. The man retained Massachusetts Drug Defense Lawyer, John L. Calcagni III, to represent him in his case.

Case Result: Continuation Without a Finding

Following ongoing negotiations with the Commonwealth, Attorney Calcagni and his team successfully resolved this case with a continuation without a finding for one year. Providing the man is not charged with a new offense during the continuation period, the matter will be dismissed and eligible for removal from his criminal history after one year.