Police: Family business was dealing heroin

Three people were arrested including a father and daughter

William McInnis and Kailene McInnis (Photo Courtesy: Chelmsford Police Dept.)
William McInnis and Kailene McInnis (Photo Courtesy: Chelmsford Police Dept.)
(Photo Courtesy: Chelmsford Police Dept.)
(Photo Courtesy: Chelmsford Police Dept.)

CHELMSFORD, Mass. (WWLP) – Chelmsford Police served a search warrant, Friday morning, which lead to the arrest of two alleged drug dealers and a sizable heroin seizure.

According to Chelmsford Police Chief James Murphy, 44-year-old William McInnis and 21-year-old Kailene McInnis, father and daughter, were arrested and charged with heroin possession with intent to distribute. A third person, Patricia Barbarossa, was also arrested for being knowingly present where heroin is stored.

Chief Murphy said. “Heroin is one of the worst evils in modern society, and we will continue to pursue these cases in an aggressive manner.”

Police were informed that drugs were being sold out of a trailer the Chelmsford Commons trailer park. An investigation showed three people living at the trailer were allegedly selling heroin.

Chief Murphy said Chelmsford Police were assisted by the NEMLEC S.W.A.T. Team after and investigation showed that the home may have a firearm, other weapons, and a viscous dog. The warrant was served without incident, and no one was hurt.

Once the suspects were placed under arrest, Detectives found a significant quantity of heroin and several different types of pills, including the drug suboxone. Chief Murphy said the drugs were kept in individual portions, consistent with heroin that is being sold or distributed.

Police also seized $8,647 in cash and money orders. Police found evidence of the drug distribution operation, including log sheets, cell phones, and scales.

Both William and Kailene are being charged with Possession of a Class A Substance with Intent to Distribute and Conspiracy to Violate Drug Laws. Patricia is charged with Being Knowingly Present Where Heroin is Kept, a misdemeanor. She will be summonsed to court at a later date.

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