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Chelmsford Police Arrest Father and Daughter for Allegedly Dealing Heroin

Police Chief James Murphy said the arrest came as a result of a lengthy investigation.

William McInnis, 44. Photo: Chelmsford Police Department
William McInnis, 44. Photo: Chelmsford Police Department
Members of the Chelmsford Police Department served a warrant on a residential trailer Friday morning, arresting a father and daughter on charges that they ran what police called a "family business" of dealing heroin.

Officers received information from a variety of sources that drugs were being sold out of the trailer, according to police. The trailer is located at the Chelmsford Commons trailer park on Littleton Road.

Police also received tips that the home included a "viscous dog" and that the homeowner may possess a firearm and other weapons. As a result, Chelmsford Police were joined by the NEMLEC S.W.A.T Team in executing its search warrant.

Upon entering the trailer, Chelmsford detectives searched the property and discovered a "significant" amount of heroin. Also found was a variety of other pills such as suboxone.

During their search, police seized $8,647 in cash and money orders, along with evidence of a drug operation, which police say included log sheets, cell phones and scales.

Chelmsford Police said they will seek forfeiture of the cash, and will also attempt to seize a 2000 Chevy Impala that was allegedly used to distribute the drugs.

After concluding their search, Chelmsford Police arrested William McInnis, 44, and his daughter, Kailene McInnis. Each was charged with possession of a Class A substance with intent to distribute and conspiracy to violate drug laws.

Police arrested Patricia Barbarossa for being knowingly present where heroin is kept, a misdemeanor charge.

"Today, we saw the result of hard work and good policing by Chelmsford detectives, which shut down a family business of dealing heroin," Chelmsford Police Chief James Murphy said. "Heroin is one of the worst evils in modern society, and we will continue to pursue these cases in an aggressive manner."
Rob C June 27, 2014 at 05:30 PM
And people say that families don't spend enough quality time together anymore.
Linda June 27, 2014 at 07:29 PM
Proud of our Police dept. great job ! Well done. I believe raise in pay for the police dept. is in order.
Anita June 28, 2014 at 10:56 AM
Good job.
Jeff Morales June 28, 2014 at 07:03 PM
Hopefully the police can track down some of their buyers
Liisa Pouliot June 29, 2014 at 05:15 PM
Thank Goodness, This doesn't belong in any neighborhood ANYWHERE !!!

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