CHELMSFORD -- A father/daughter team has been accused of dealing heroin out of a trailer at the Chelmsford Commons trailer park, according to police on Friday.
William McInnis, 44, and his daughter, Kailene McInnis, 21, have been charged with heroin possession with the intent to distribute. A third suspect, Patricia Barbarossa, will be summonsed to court at a later date and will be charged with being knowingly present where heroin is stored.
On Friday morning, Chelmsford police served a search warrant for a residential trailer on Littleton Road, which resulted in the arrest of the father/daughter pair, a sizable heroin seizure and more than $8,000 in cash and money orders.
"Today, we saw the result of hard work and good policing by Chelmsford detectives, which shut down a family business of dealing heroin," Police Chief James Murphy said ina statement. "Heroin is one of the worst evils in modern society, and we will continue to pursue these cases in an aggressive manner."
According to police, authorities received information from various sources that drugs were being sold out of the trailer in the Chelmsford Commons park. An investigation was opened, and police determined that three people living at the residence were allegedly selling heroin to numerous buyers.
As a result of the investigation, police on Friday served a search warrant at 270 Littleton Road.
Because police learned that one of the occupants might have a firearm and other weapons, and due to the presence of a potentially vicious dog in the home, Chelmsford Police requested the assistance of the regional SWAT team in executing the search warrant.
The warrant was served without incident, and no one was hurt.
As a result of Friday's search, a significant quantity of heroin and several types of pills, including the drug suboxone, were found and recovered. The drugs were kept in individual portions, consistent with heroin that is being sold or distributed, according to police.
In addition, police seized $8,647 in cash and money orders. Police say they found evidence of the drug distribution operation, including log sheets, cell phones and scales.
Police said they will seek forfeiture of the cash as proceeds from the sale of drugs, and police will attempt to seize a 2000 Chevy Impala that was allegedly used to distribute heroin.
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