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Sober home operator accused of distributing drugs for sex in Boston
Published On: 06-14-2018 in Category: Drug abuse
A prominent lawyer and operator of a sober home in Boston has been indicted on multiple charges, including drug distribution to those recovering from addiction at his facility in exchange for sex. According to Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, David Perry of Reading was arraigned in Suffolk Superior Court on the charges of evidence tampering, conspiring to distribute illegal drugs, and indulging in sex for a fee for offering legal representation and advice.
Denying all the 34 charges filed against him, Perry pleaded not guilty to them, and is currently free on a bond of $10,000. However, the 57-year-old lawyer has been instructed to stay away from the Roxbury sober house. As per court documents, the criminal scheme was designed so that the males undergoing addiction treatment stay hooked on drugs and continue residing at his sober home. This would allow Perry to have an unrestricted access to them for sex. In February 2018, he was also charged with distributing Fentanyl and conspiring to supply illegal drugs.
According to prosecutors, Perry’s alleged illegal activity came to light after he filed a complaint with Reading police in December 2016 against a man for stealing a watch from his home. On investigation, the police found that the man was invited by Perry to his home and offered multiple drugs like meth, cocaine and date rape drug liquid “G,” along with an offer to participate in a sex party with other men. As per the documents, this man, who is “Witness 1” in the case, spent almost a week at Perry’s home and told investigators that drug and sex parties “occurred almost nightly.”
In November 2017, Perry was charged with smuggling Suboxone, which is used to treat opioid addiction, into a Middlesex County jail twice. During the same month, authorities raided his sober home and found loads of cocaine, fentanyl and methamphetamine, along with an assortment of prescription drugs like generic Viagra, generic Cialis and Clonazepam, an anti-anxiety medication, according to the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office.
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Millions of people across the U.S. use illegal drugs to get a euphoric high. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), an estimated 28.6 million people aged 12 or older were current illicit drug users in 2016. It means that 10.6 percent of the American population in that age group used an illicit substance in 2016. The NSDUH data also shows that about 7.4 million people aged 12 or older had an illicit drug use disorder in the country.
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