For Immediate Release
Monday, May 1, 2017
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
*Joint Press Release* Woburn and Stoneham Police Arrest Men for Drug Possession, Distribution
WOBURN – Woburn Police Chief Robert Ferullo and Stoneham Police Chief James McIntyre report that two men were arrested last week for drug possession and distribution.
On Friday, April 28, members of the Woburn Police Department, Stoneham Police Department and Southern Middlesex Regional Drug Task Force (S.M.R.D.T.F.) executed a search warrant at 26 Stoddard St. in Woburn.
The search warrant is a result of an ongoing investigation by the Woburn Police Vice/Narcotics Unit and S.M.R.D.T.F into the illegal sale and distribution of oxycodone, heroin/fentanyl, and cocaine by ANDREW DIIANNI, AGE 43, OF WOBURN.
Inside the house, police located drugs and drug paraphernalia. DIIANNI, who was home at the time, was arrested and charged with:
- Distributing a Class B Drug (cocaine)
- Possession of a Class B Drug (fentanyl)
- Warrant Arrest
“This suspect has had a negative impact on this neighborhood for years,” Chief Ferullo said. “I want to commend the work of Woburn and Stoneham Detectives and patrol officers, as well as the members of the Southern Middlesex Regional Drug Task Force for their diligence on this case.”
Woburn police also located RONALD FERRARI, AGE 45, OF MEDFORD, who was arrested on an outstanding warrant.
Both DIIANNI and FERRARI were held at the Woburn Police Department pending their arrangement.
Additionally, on April 28, Stoneham Police executed a search warrant at 46 Cottage St., where they found evidence of drug possession. A previous investigation had indicated that the homeowner, THOMAS J. MUSTONE, AGE 39, OF STONEHAM had been selling drugs to DIIANNI.
MUSTONE was arrested and charged with:
- Possession to Distribute a Class B Drug (subsequent offense)
- Possession of a Class B Drug (two counts)
He was then booked at the Stoneham Police Department and later transported to MCI-Cedar Junction for a 15-day detainer.
“These arrests illustrate the collaborative efforts of the Stoneham and Woburn Police Departments and the Southern Middlesex Regional Drug Task Force working together to remove two career drug dealers from our communities,” Chief McIntyre said. “We will continue to aggressively enforce the drug laws and hold those accountable for illegally selling dangerous narcotics to people in an out of Stoneham.”