A Watertown man accused of distributing illegal drugs in multiple cities throughout Massachusetts is due to be arraigned on local drug dealing charges Friday in Haverhill District Court.
According to Haverhill Police, John Rielly, 36, of Watertown, was arrested by Haverhill detectives, working a grant targeting illegal narcotics and gangs, at about 6 p.m., Thursday, at 35 Computer Drive. He is charged with possession of a class D substance with intent to distribute.
The area of the arrest is one city councilors designated Tuesday for medical marijuana businesses.
Haverhill Police Lieutenant Robert P. Pistone, said detectives seized $1,656 dollars cash, more than a half pound of marijuana, hash, cannabis candy, and THC oil with a street value of more than $3,000. Haverhill detectives also seized drug ledgers from Rielly that indicate he was making deliveries in multiple cities throughout Massachusetts.
Lieutenant Pistone also said a female party that Rielly met to sell marijuana, stated that she made arrangements for the purchase of the Marijuana through the website of Boston Herbal Organization. According to Pistone, the website has a full menu of marijuana based products for sale and delivery to “qualified patients only.” Boston Herbal Organization also appears on the website of “Massmedcard.com,” where they advertise for new patients.
An investigation continues.
In other police news, two Haverhill residents face drug dealing charges after a police investigation lead to their arrests at an Abbott Street home Thursday morning. Haverhill Police report 30-year-old James Evans and 28-year old Ashley Evans, both of Haverhill, were each charged with possession of a class B substance with intent to distribute. The arrests occurred shortly after 10 a.m., Thursday, at 17 Abbott Street.
An alleged repeat shoplifter is facing a new charge after being arrested by Haverhill Police Thursday afternoon at the Westgate shopping plaza, 400 Lowell Avenue. Police report 23-year-old Megan E. Clohecy of Haverhill was taken into custody shortly after 1:30 p.m., Thursday, on a charge of shoplifting by concealment, third offense. She is due to be arraigned on the charge in Haverhill District Court.