Chief James McIntyre
47 Central Street
Stoneham, MA 02180-2044
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Stoneham Police Arrest Man for Trafficking Heroin
STONEHAM — Chief James McIntyre reports that Stoneham Police Department arrested a man for trafficking heroin.
ANDREW J. COMITA, AGE 34, OF STONEHAM, is charged with:
- Trafficking in Heroin
- Distributing a Class A Drug
- Possession to Distribute a Class B Drug
- Possession to Distribute a Class C Drug
- Possession of a Class B Drug
The Stoneham Police Department, along with members of the Southern Middlesex Regional Drug Task Force, have been conducting an ongoing investigation into the illegal sale and distribution of heroin by COMITA.
On Friday, May 26, at approximately 1 p.m., police were conducting surveillance at COMITA’S residence when they witnessed COMITA exit his home and make a hand-to-hand transaction with someone in a car parked on his street.
Stoneham Police and members of the drug task force then executed a search warrant at COMITA’S residence. As a result, police found 104.5 grams of heroin, 42 Xanax pills, 125 Tramadol pills, 41 Suboxone pills, 552 Methadone pills, three Clonazepam pills and $925 in cash.
Police placed COMITA under arrest. He was transported and booked at the Stoneham Police Department and then released on $5,000 bail. COMITA is scheduled to be arraigned at Woburn District Court today.
“We will continue to investigate and arrest those who choose to bring illegal and dangerous drugs into our community,” Chief McIntyre said, “I want to commend Stoneham Police Detectives and our counterparts at the Southern Middlesex Regional Drug Task Force for their hard work and diligence during this investigation.”
Residents are encouraged to to call the Stoneham Police Department at 781-438-1215 or use the text-a-tip lines to report suspected illegal activity. Drug Tips: 781-832-0156. General Tips: 781-832-0292. All tips are considered anonymous.
These are allegations. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty.