Drug and gun charges dismissed after cross-examination shows officer lied in court
August 26, 2019, Essex County Superior Court case no. 1977CR00250, charging trafficking in cocaine 36 to 100 grams, trafficking fentanyl over 10 grams, carrying a firearm without a license, illegal ammunition, improper storage of firearm. Related docket, Lowell District Court case no. 19CR0743, charging identity fraud, license fraud, furnishing a false name. Following evidentiary motion to suppress hearing at which we demonstrated, through cross-examination, that the government's witness furnished materially false statements, the Court allows a motion to suppress on 7/24/19. The Lowell District Court case is dismissed. On 8/26/19, the government agrees that the court's ruling regarding the Lowell matter invalidated the search warrant underlying the Essex Superior matter, required dismissal of that matter as well. Nolle prosequi filed, Essex Superior Court matter dismissed.
Practice area(s): Criminal Defense, Constitutional Law