DEA agents along with Lawrence, Massachusetts police officers raided Richard Cruz’s home yesterday after obtaining a Search Warrant. The home located at 2 Inman Street was searched while Cruz was present. In a bedroom in the apartment officers located about twenty grams of heroin, a loaded Firearm and assorted Drug Paraphernalia. Cruz was found in possession of nearly one thousand dollars cash. Right now Cruz stands charged with Trafficking Heroin in Excess of 14 Grams and Possession of a Firearm. The case is pending in the Lawrence District Court. It is expected that this case will be prosecuted in the Essex County Superior Court in Salem.
As with any drug case that involves Search and Seizure issues Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyers need to review the Search Warrant to determine whether there exists a violation of the defendant’s constitutional rights. Successful challenges to the issuance of a search warrant typically result in the dismissal of drug cases. Our office looks hard at the warrant, application, return and supporting affidavit on every drug we defend. For over twenty years we have found innumerable defects in these documents. Our attacks on these flaws have secured freedom and justice for our clients on numerous occasions. We believe that there is a defense to every case and we are always prepared to fight for your rights.
Our office has represented countless people accused of committing Drug Crimes in Lawrence and throughout Massachusetts. It is critical that once a person is arrested he or she get a lawyer. We are always available to help. Call us at 617-263-6800 or online.