, Salem, MA

October 5, 2012

Prosecutor: Drug suspect had heroin in court

The Salem News

---- — LOWELL (AP) — Prosecutors say a Massachusetts man went court for his arraignment on drug selling charges with 25 bags of heroin in his socks.

The Lowell Sun reports that 53-year-old Juan Antonetty of Lowell was first arrested Tuesday after police saw him selling what they believed was heroin to a woman in a car, and found five bags of the narcotic in his coat.

Prosecutor Rachel Perlman said yesterday that when Antonetty appeared for court the next day, officers did a routine search and found the heroin stashed in his socks.

Antonetty pleaded not guilty yesterday in Lowell District Court to drug selling and possession charges related to both incidents. He was ordered held on a total of $5,000 cash bail. It’s not known who is representing him.