Everett Police Chief Steve Mazzie reported this week that Everett detectives last week had closed an investigation into illegal drug activities that included several residents of a local, alleged sober home.
According to Chief Mazzie, on Wednesday, October 3 Everett detectives working undercover arrested three residents of a reported sober home located at 72 Prescott Street, after completing a controlled purchase of illegal drugs by undercover officers from one of the residents.
In addition, two suspected drug dealers who had reportedly provided the drugs to the sober home residents were arrested a short time later at a different location.
Twenty-eight – year – old Krystal Hughes and 23 – year – old Rebecca Clifford, both of 72 Prescott Street were arrested on charges of Class A and other drugs. Hughes was also charged with possession with intent to distribute and Clifford was wanted on several outstanding warrants from several communities.
A third resident of the alleged sober home, 30-year old Brandi Dahlen, was arrested on several outstanding warrants as well.
“Our officers conducted a controlled buy, during which they witnessed (Hughes) purchase the drugs from two other individuals,” explained Chief Mazzie.
Officers then moved in to arrest Hughes and her associates and a separate contingent of officers apprehended the other individuals at a different location.
The other two individuals arrested in the case were 17-year old Angel Oller of 13 Island View Place in Dorchester and 19-year old Nathaniel Pimentel, of 519 Metropolitan Avenue in Hyde Park. Both were charges with possession of a class A drug (heroin) with intent to distribute, possession of a Class B drug (Cocaine) with intent to distribute and conspiracy to violate the controlled substances laws.
With the recent focus on local sober homes and their tenants, Chief Mazzie noted that this case is an example the need to make sure that alleged sober homes in the community are looking out for their tenants.
“There is a necessity for sober homes in the community, but obviously, you want to make sure that they are doing what they are supposed to be doing, as far as making sure they are involved with their tenants and helping them maintain a sober lifestyle,” said Mazzie.