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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
December 17, 2007

CONTACT: Peter Van Delft
(617) 961-6682


SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT FILES DRUG CHARGES AGAINST DETAINEE


The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department has filed a criminal complaint with the Boston Municipal Court (BMC) against detainee John Tibbs based on charges relating to his alleged possession and intent to distribute what are alleged to be controlled substances inside the Nashua Street Jail (NSJ).

The charges, filed on Monday, December 17th stem from the discovery of substances alleged to be cocaine and heroin by custody employees of the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department upon Tibbs’ return from Suffolk Superior Court on October 19th, 2007.

While conducting routine searches of detainees returning from court, NSJ officers in the booking area discovered a knotted balloon containing two packets with substances believed to be heroin and cocaine with quantities amounting to 8.69 grams and 5.39 grams respectively. The balloon was found among photographs in an envelope box in Tibbs’ possession at the time. A subsequent investigation by the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Investigative Division led to official charges filed in BMC.

Tibbs will be arraigned on these charges in Boston Municipal Court on December 28th.


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