Real Life Somerville Police Stories


The above named defendant Randolph Gilchrist has been the focus of a narcotic investigation conducted by
members of the Somerville Police Department Drug Control Unit. Subsequent to the undercover purchase of the suspected Heroin and Marijuana the defendant was located at the intersection of Medford Street and Tennyson Street Somerville, MA. At this time the defendant was placed under arrest for the offenses of Distribution of a Class “A” substance to wit Heroin and Distribution of a Class “D” substance to wit Marijuana. The defendant was advised of his Miranda warnings by Detective Leo Sacco

Pursuant to the defendants arrest a search warrant application was filed by Inspector James P. Hyde before the Somerville District Court seeking the authorization to search a third floor bedroom area that the defendant occupied at a residence located at Robinson Street Somerville, MA. This request was made in an attempt to recover additional contraband and drug paraphernalia of evidentiary value as it relates to this criminal investigation. In turn a Search Warrant was issued by the Somerville District Court authorizing said search.

As a result of the search of the third floor bedroom located at Robinson Street Somerville, MA. an additional amount of a substance believed to be Marijuana a Class “D” substance, a substance believed to be Suboxone a Class “B” substance, U.S. currency, packaging materials commonly associated with the illegal drug trade, a digital scale and additional drug paraphernalia were found and seized.

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