Troopers Arrest Man for OUI Drugs, Trafficking, and Distribution of Narcotics
Massachusetts State Police report that shortly after 10 p.m. Oct. 29, 2019, Trooper Nikos Retzos, assigned to State Police-Boston, was on patrol in Boston when he observed a white sedan stopped on the Gilmore Bridge in front of Bunker Hill Community College.
When PERIEL turned to look at the Trooper Retzos he observed PERIEL smoking what he believed to be a marijuana joint.
Trooper Retzos approached the vehicle to ask the operator, later identified as KEVIN PERIEL, 23, of Cambridge if he needed assistance. When PERIEL turned to look at the Trooper Retzos he observed PERIEL smoking what he believed to be a marijuana joint. Trooper Retzos also detected a very strong odor of freshly burnt marijuana. While speaking to PERIEL, Trooper Retzos observed him showing signs of being impaired and asked him to step out of the vehicle.
While PERIEL stepped out of the vehicle Trooper Retzos continued to make observations finally forming the opinion that PERIEL was operating his vehicle under the influence of marijuana. PERIEL was placed under arrest and escorted to the rear of Trooper Retzos’ cruiser.
Upon securing PERIEL, Trooper Retzos returned to the vehicle to conduct an inventory prior to it being towed from the scene. During the inventory Trooper Retzos located two clear plastic bags, one of which contained multiple individually wrapped smaller baggies of a substance believed to be heroin. The other bag contained a large amount of a substance believed to be crack cocaine. Both bags had a combined weight of 93 grams. While on the scene it was also discovered that PERIEL’s driver’s license was suspended.
PERIEL was transported to the Boston Barracks where he was booked. PERIEL was ordered to be held without bail pending his arraignment today at Charlestown District Court on the following charges:
- Trafficking in Heroin;
- Possession of a Class A Drug with Intent to Distribute;
- Possession of a Class B Drug with Intent to Distribute;
- Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License; and
- Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of an Intoxicating Drug.