James M. Spinney, Chief of Police
2 Olde North Road
Chelmsford, MA 01824
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Chelmsford Police Arrest Dracut Man on Warrant, Marijuana Possession
CHELMSFORD – Police Chief James M. Spinney reports that the Chelmsford Police Department arrested a Dracut man on a warrant and a drug related charge yesterday evening.
JOSHUA D. RAHIMIAN, AGE 28, OF DRACUT is charged with possession with the intent to distribute a Class D substance, marijuana, and an outstanding warrant arrest.
He was taken into custody on Monday evening after a motor vehicle stop in Chelmsford. Police seized seven packages of marijuana, totalling approximately 1 3/4 pounds, and $3,055 in cash.
Around 6 p.m. on Monday, a police officer affected a traffic stop of a gray 2006 Toyota Corolla near the intersection of Chelmsford Street at Alpine Lane. After running the vehicle’s plate, the officer discovered the owner, RAHIMIAN, had a warrant out of Orange District Court.
“This is a superb example of an officer using his training and judgement to follow through with what initially started as a traffic violation,” Chief Spinney said. “Through quality policing, the officer was able to peacefully place the man under arrest and assist in keeping the streets of Chelmsford safe for residents.”