Jeffrey Gillen, Deputy Chief
Public Safety Building
181 Main St
Groveland, MA 01834
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Contact: John Guilfoil
Groveland Police Arrest Man for Possession, Distribution of Cocaine, Crack and Marijuana
Suspect Charged with Intent to Distribute In a School Zone
GROVELAND — Deputy Chief Jeffrey Gillen reports that the Groveland Police Department arrested a man over the weekend for allegedly possessing, manufacturing and distributing drugs.
BENJAMIN ROGERS, AGE 21, OF GROVELAND is charged with:
- Possession of a Class B Substance (Crack, Cocaine – two grams)
- Manufacturing/Distribution a Class B Substance with the Intent to Distribute
- Possession with the Intent to Distribute a Class D Substance (Marijuana) in a School Zone (Bagnall Elementary School)
- Possession of a Class D Substance with the Intent to Distribute
In January, police were notified that ROGERS was selling drugs from his residence. Detective Steven Petrone began a lengthy investigation that included surveillance of the suspect.
On Saturday, Feb. 27, police secured a search warrant for ROGERS‘ home. With the assistance of the Salisbury K-9 unit, police located multiple bags of cocaine, crack and marijuana, along with drug paraphernalia.
Police arrested ROGERS, who was transported to the Middleton House of Corrections pending his arraignment at Haverhill District Court.
“I would like to give credit not only to Detective Steven Petrone for his diligent work, but to the police officers, including the Salisbury K-9 unit, who assisted in the search and arrest of this suspect,” Deputy Gillen said. “We will continue to aggressively target and investigate drug dealers to remove and deter this illegal activity from our community.”
These are allegations. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty.