Real Life Somerville Police Stories:DRUG, POSSESS TO DISTRIB CLASS A, SUBSQ Arrest


Nelito OLIVEIRA Arrest

The following is a brief summary pertaining to Incident #15032886:

Members of the Somerville Police Department Drug Control Unit initiated a drug investigation of Mr. Nelito Oliveira and his alleged role in the ongoing distribution of Heroin. The alleged distribution occurs from his residence located at 75 Cross Street, Somerville, MA 02145.

At the conclusion of this drug investigation, a search warrant application was requested by me at the Somerville District Court on Friday, July 10, 2015. The search warrant (1510-SW-0044) was granted by the court authorizing the search of the following:

#1- The residence of 75 Cross Street, Somerville, MA 02145 (search warrant docket # 1510SW0044).
#2- The person of Nelito Oliveira(search warrant docket # 1510SW0044).

On Saturday, July 11, 2015, Detective Sergeant Dan Rego, along with Detectives Doug Brioso, Guerdy Legros, Walter Collette, Michael Capasso, and I conducted surveillance around the area of 75 Cross Street. Also waiting at a nearby street was marked unit East-1, Officer VanNostrand. At approximately 11:00 A.M. units entered the front door of the apartment building at 75 Cross Street. As we got to the door, units could hear a male and female arguing inside. In order to enter the residence in a safe manner, Officer VanNostrand knocked on the door and announced it was the police and that we had received complaints of noise from the apartment. Within a few seconds Mr. Oliveira’s girlfriend, XXXXX, opened the door. As XXXXX now had the door opened I went to the door and saw Mr. Oliveira inside the apartment. I advised XXXXX and Mr. Oliveira of the search warrant and entered the apartment. Mr. Oliveira was placed into handcuffs for his safety and the safety of all officers on scene. A copy of the search warrant was showed to both parties. At this time, XXXXX became irate and asked to leave the apartment with her young child and infant. XXXXX grabbed some items and left the apartment.

Mr. Oliveira was read his rights pursuant to Miranda from a card I keep in my wallet. Mr. Oliveira stated he understood his rights and agreed to speak with me. I asked Mr. Oliveira if he had any drugs on his person to which he stated he did not. Mr. Oliveira then stated, “I’m not going to lie, I do have an issue with drugs.” Mr. Oliveira then went on to say that he does sell crack cocaine to support his habit with other drugs. I offered Mr. Oliveira services with any addiction that he may have. Mr. Oliveira then led me into his bedroom to a pair of jeans that were on the ground. Mr. Oliveira stated, “There is some crack, heroin, weed, and adderall inside a bag in my jeans pocket.” Mr. Oliveira then went on to say that all the narcotics were inside separate baggies. The separate baggies were inside one larger clear plastic baggie.

Before the search warrant execution, two K-9s from the Environmental Police were contacted and responded on scene as well. Officer Mike Cote and K9 Max did a preliminary sweep of the apartment for narcotics. K9 Max alerted to an area of the bedroom where Mr. Oliveira’s jeans were on the floor. These were the same jeans Mr. Oliveira pointed out earlier. This bedroom is shared by XXXXX and Mr. Oliveira. Lieutenant Jim Hennessey and K9 Brie then conducted a preliminary sweep of the apartment for any firearms. During the sweep, K9 Brie did not alert to any part of the apartment. During the search warrant execution, Detectives found the large clear plastic baggie Mr. Oliveira had spoken of earlier. Inside this large baggie were numerous, small, knotted, glassine baggies. Some of these baggies contained a white rock-like substance believed to be crack cocaine. Other baggies contained a brown/off-white powder substance believed to be heroin and multiple orange tablets believed to be Adderall.

Mr. Oliveira was transported to Somerville Police Headquarters via marked unit 200, Officer D. Dottin, where he was booked in the usual manner by Lieutenant Mulcahy.

Respectfully submitted,

Detective Fernando Cicerone #279

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