Articles Posted in Drug and Gun Crimes

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today ruled Boston police officers acted properly in obtaining the cell site location information (CSLI) for the defendant’s phone in order to locate her and remove a gun from the trunk of her car.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. RaspberryContinue Reading

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court concluded yesterday that a judge has the authority to order a defendant on probation to refrain from using drugs, even if the defendant is addicted to drugs.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Eldred. Continue Reading

In a sharply-divided opinion published yesterday, the Massachusetts Appeals Court reversed a district court judge’s decision that Chelsea police officers had conducted an unlawful strip search on a suspected drug dealer.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. AgogoContinue Reading

The Massachusetts Appeals Court yesterday ruled that drugs seized pursuant to a search warrant will be admissible at the defendant’s trial, despite the fact that the controlled buy that led to the issuance of the search warrant was defective.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. MonteiroContinue Reading

In a split-decision, the Massachusetts Appeals Court today affirmed the conviction of a man who was found guilty of selling cocaine in Lawrence, despite the absence of testimony from any witness who saw the transaction.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. AlvaradoContinue Reading

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today reversed the murder conviction of an alleged drug dealer who was accused of shooting to death another drug dealer in a Boston apartment.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. DraytonContinue Reading

The Massachusetts Appeals Court yesterday ruled that Northeastern University police officers unconstitutionally detained a man who was later found to be carrying a handgun.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. HarrisContinue Reading

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today affirmed a drug dealer’s conviction despite the prosecution’s improper admission of so-called negative profiling evidence against him.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. SutherlandContinue Reading