Lowell Man Indicted on Fentanyl-trafficking, Weapons Charges
BOSTON -- A Lowell man was indicted Thursday by a Middlesex County Grand Jury in connection with trafficking more than two kilos of fentanyl and illegally possessing six firearms, Attorney General Maura Healey announced in a press release.
Steven Lessard, 31, was arrested in March 2018 as part of multi-state and multi-agency law enforcement operation. He was indicted on the following charges: trafficking of Fentanyl over 10 Grams (one count); possession of a large capacity weapon (two counts); possession of a large capacity feeding device (four counts); possession of a large capacity firearm during a felony (two counts); possession of a firearm during afelony (four counts); possession of a Firearm (four counts); possession of ammunition (one count); improper storage of a large capacity firearm (two counts); improper storage of a firearm (four counts)
Lessard will be scheduled for arraignment in Middlesex Superior Court at a later date and is being held on $100,000 cash bail set at Lowell District Court.
Authorities arrested Lessard after discovering 2,100 grams of fentanyl and six firearms, including two large-capacity guns, while executing a search warrant at his home in Lowell.
The case was investigated by State Police assigned to the AG’s Office, the New Hampshire U.S. Attorney’s Office, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the Massachusetts State Police Commonwealth Interstate Narcotics Reduction Enforcement Team (CINRET), and the Lowell Police Department.