Taunton MA Marijuana Possession Case Result

John L. Calcagni III

Criminal Charges:

Man charged in the Bristol County Taunton District Court for:

  • Possession with Intent to Distribute a Class D Drug (marijuana / THC wax) in violation of M.G.L. c. 94C, § 32C(a); and, Solicitation for Prostitution in violation of M.G.L. c. 272, § 8

Case Overview:

Police detectives were patrolling an area for which they received numerous complaints about prostitution. Police observed a woman wave down and approach a vehicle, go for a short drive, and minutes later, return to the same location and exit the vehicle. Detectives continued to watch the woman as she attempted to wave down other vehicles. She ultimately flagged down another vehicle and entered the passenger seat. The vehicle drove to the parking area of a nearby apartment complex. Detectives approached the vehicle and observed the woman performing oral sex on the driver inside. They announced their presence, prompting the driver to pull up his pants. Police ordered him out of the vehicle and searched him. During this time, the woman was observed reaching for something below the passenger seat, admitted to detectives that she had a crack pipe in her pocket, and in plain view, detectives observed drug paraphernalia. The driver admitted to police that he picked the woman up and paid her $40 for oral sex. After placing him under arrest, police searched the car and discovered approximately 3 ounces of marijuana, 26 sheets of THC wax weighing approximately 2,450 grams, $5,670 in cash, and a variety of different drug packaging materials. The driver was arrested, charged with Possession to Distribute a Class D Drug and Solicitation of Prostitution. He hired Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyer, John L. Calcagni III, to represent him in his case.

Case Result: 6 Months Pre Trial Probation.

Following ongoing negotiations with the Commonwealth, the Defense successfully secured the Commonwealth’s agreement to place the driver on pretrial probation for 6 months on the condition that the man forfeit the money that was seized at the time of his arrest. The driver accepted this offer. In 6 months, providing the driver is not charged with a new offense, this case will be dismissed and become eligible to be sealed from public record.