By Aaron Curtis
A Dracut man wanted for a slew of charges, including trafficking cocaine and assault and battery on a police officer, was found by police hiding inside a home's false-wall crawl space on Monday, July 23, police say.
Brian Sullivan, 28, was found inside 58 Tyngsboro Road about 3 p.m., after a search warrant was executed at the home by several area police agencies, according to a press release from the Dracut Police Department.
Sullivan appeared in Lowell District Court last week to have default warrants removed on three open Middlesex County cases, according to Elizabeth Vlock, a spokesperson for the Middlesex District Attorney's Office. He was charged with trespassing, disturbing the peace, resisting arrest, assault and battery on a police officer, trafficking cocaine and vandalism.
"Judge Ellen Caulo set bail at $7,500 cash and ordered the defendant held for transport on his pending Superior Court case," Vlock wrote in an email. "This is an open investigation."
In addition to Dracut police officers, the Lowell Police Department's Vice Unit and Criminal Bureau, the Middlesex County Sheriff's Office Fugitive Task Force and the Northeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council SWAT and K-9 team members, executed the warrant in search of Sullivan.
"This was a potential dangerous situation that came to a close safely because of the relationship this department has with Lowell police, Middlesex County Sheriff's Office and NEMLEC SWAT," Dracut Police Chief Peter Bartlett stated. "Our community is a safer place because of the tenacity of the detectives assigned to apprehend this individual and the teamwork involved in taking a wanted felon off the street."
Sullivan was wanted on eight separate charges, according to the press release.
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