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Littleton Man Arrested at Alleged Drug ‘stash House’

March 12, 2019

By Jon Winkler

jwinkler@nashobavalleyvoice.com

LITTLETON -- A three-month police investigation led to a man being charged with selling drugs out of his home that detectives believed to be an outlet for selling prescription medication.

Ryan Wells, 34, was arraigned on a drug possession charge in Ayer District Court on March 6. According to a police report, Littleton Sgt. Pablo Fernandez spoke with two people in April and December 2018 who both claimed to have seen possible drug deals going on at Wells’ home on Rock Place.

Officers observing the home from December to February noted activity similar to a “stash house” for controlled substances, according to police reports. Police noted that numerous people would visit the house for short periods, with other passengers staying inside vehicles while the engine was running, police said. Wells was staying at the residence with his wife and brother-in-law, police said.

Detectives also made several stops involving people that had Percocet, Adderall and Xanax pills; each said the pills were purchased from Wells, police said.

Police executed a search warrant on the house on March 5 with the help of detectives from Ayer, Boxboro and Westford police departments. Wells and his wife told police that they had “pills” of Xanax and Adderall from prescriptions made out to them, according to police reports.

Police found multiple items throughout the house, including mixed-caliber rifle rounds, brass knuckles, cell phones, pellet guns, assorted pills and a notebook that contained pricing for drugs to be sold, according to police reports.

Wells was charged with possession of a Class E substance with intent to distribute. He posted $500 cash bail last Wednesday and is set to reappear in court on March 29. Wells was previously arrested on one count of possession of a Class B substance with intent to distribute on Jan. 16 after being involved in a drug deal on King Street involving Adderall and Xanax, according to police reports.