A Newton man was arraigned and held on $100,000 bail yesterday on drug trafficking charges
after police found more than 700 Oxycontin pills at his home, said Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone.
Dimitrios Paicopoulos, 27, of 9 Cross Hill Road, was arraigned yesterday in Newton District Court on charges of trafficking more than 100 grams of Oxycontin.
Judge Dyanne Klein ordered Paicopoulos held on $100,000 cash bail and scheduled a July 24 probable cause hearing.
Paicopoulos was arrested Friday at noon at his home by Newton Police and the Suburban Middlesex County Drug Task Force, according to a press release from Leone's office.
In a search of the home, police found $8,000 in a bedroom, as well as several vacuum-seal bags and a box of sandwich bags. An additional $2,975 was discovered in a wallet in the living room, according to the statement.
Officers said they found seven 100-packs of 80mg Oxycontin pills, with a street value of more than $55,000, in the garage, hidden inside a lawnmower grass catch bag, according to the press release.
"Acting on numerous complaints by residents who observed suspected drug activity in their neighborhood, the Suburban Middlesex County Drug Task Force conducted a thorough and extensive investigation into the complaints, resulting in a significant drug bust of over 700 Oxycontin pills with a street value of more than $55,000," Leone said. "I commend the Suburban Middlesex County Drug Task Force for their great work in investigating this case, as well as the residents who alerted the police to the suspected drug activity."