This past Sunday evening, just past 6:30 p.m. members of the Quincy, Massachusetts Police Department executed a search warrant at John Keller’s residence. The search warrant was issued after an eighteen month police investigation suggested that Keller was dealing drugs out of his Chester Street apartment. When the police searched the home they found Cocaine, Ecstasy, Heroin, and other Controlled Substances. They also found ammunition and nearly fifty thousand dollars cash. The investigation started as a result of neighbor complaint about numerous people making frequent visits to the apartment. As part of the investigation undercover police officers made controlled buys of various substances. During the search the police found over one hundred grams of cocaine, Class C drugs, Oxycodone pills, marijuana, digital scales and more. Keller has been charged with Trafficking Cocaine, Trafficking Heroin, a School Zone Violation, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and various Miscellaneous Crimes. Bail was set at one hundred thousand dollars cash in the Quincy District Court.
It appears that the most serious charge is Cocaine Trafficking which in Massachusetts carries a minimum mandatory ten year sentence where the quantity exceeds one hundred grams. The School Zone Violation adds another two years to this sentence. If Keller is convicted of both of these crimes he will have to serve twelve years in state prison. Naturally as with any case there can be defenses to these allegations. I would expect to see a challenge to the issuance of the Search Warrant. It would not surprise me if people other than Keller were being investigated and had some involvement in these activities during the course of the investigation. Their roles might ameliorate some or all of Keller’s responsibility for some of the crimes he has been charged with. One thing is certain. If he has not already done so Keller needs to Hire an Experienced Massachusetts Drug Defense Lawyer right away.
Attorney Stephen Neyman has been defending Drug Cases in Quincy, Massachusetts and throughout Norfolk County for over twenty years. Call us at 617-263-6800 or contact us online to discuss your criminal case.