Six Arrested On Federal Drug Trafficking Charges
Boston, MA .Six residents of Revere and Malden were arrested last night and charged today in federal court with participating in a conspiracy to distribute cocaine on the North Shore from January 2001 through February 2003.
Mark R. Trouville, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, New England Field Division; John J. O'Hara, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Secret Service in New England; Terence K. Reardon, Chief of the Revere Police Department; and Michael J. Sullivan, United States Attorney announced today that six individuals were charged in criminal complaints with conspiracy to distribute cocaine. Those charged were:
Salvatore R. CARRILLO,
JR., age 54, of 500 Broadway, Malden, MA;
Additionally, Salvatore R. CARRILLO, JR. and Anthony J. CARRILLO, who are brothers, are also charged with multiple counts of distribution on cocaine. Jason P. CARILLO, Salvatore R. CARRILLO, JR.'s son and Jill E. Parker are also each charged with one count of distribution of cocaine. Edward V. PORTALLA is also charged with two counts of money laundering.
"The arrests demonstrate DEA's commitment to combating organized groups that traffic drugs in our communities," said DEA Special Agent in Charge Trouville. "We would like to commend our law enforcement partners, the Malden and Revere Police Departments, for their efforts which contributed to the success of this investigation."
The affidavit filed in support of the complaint alleges that Anthony J. CARILLO and Salvatore R. CARILLO, JR. organized and led a conspiracy to sell cocaine on the North Shore from at least January 2001 through February 2003. During the course of the conspiracy, both CARRILLO brothers sold cocaine on multiple occasions to a DEA cooperating witness in various locations in Revere and Malden, including a business formerly operated by the CARRILLO brothers called Miss Cue Billiards located at 388 Eastern Avenue in Malden and a business currently operated by the CARRILLO brothers called Miss Q-2 Billiards located at 75 Broadway in Malden.
The affidavit also alleges that Jason P. CARILLO and his girlfriend, PARKER, assisted the CARRILLO brothers in their cocaine business and sold cocaine themselves to the cooperating witness in 2001 and 2002.
The affidavit further alleges that PORTALLA joined the conspiracy by using his business Wakefield Communications at 884 Western Avenue in Lynn, to supply the CARRILLO brothers with multiple cellular telephones and pagers under false names during the conspiracy. On two separate occasions in January 2003, PORTALLA is alleged to have sold multiple cellular telephones under false names to a DEA undercover agent who represented himself to be a drug dealer.
The affidavit further alleges that, on multiple occasions, ZAPATA supplied and delivered cocaine to Salvatore R. CARRILLO, JR. for distribution to the cooperating witness.
Both Salvatore R. CARRILLO and ZAPATA were arrested last night at Miss Q-2 Billiards as Pabon was in the process of delivering cocaine to CARILLO. Anthony CARRILLO, Jason CARRILLO, PARKER and PORTALLA were then arrested on federal warrants issued yesterday. Federal, state and local officers then executed five federal search warrants at the residences of Salvatore CARRILLO, Anthony CARRILLO, Jason CARRILLO, PARKER and PORTALLA as well as Miss Q-2 Billiards in Malden and Wakefield Communications in Lynn, where PORTALLA is employed.
All of the defendants appeared today in court before U.S. Magistrate Judge Lawrence P. Cohen. PARKER was released from custody on a $25,000 unsecured bond. The remaining five defendants are being held in custody pending a probable cause and detention hearing scheduled for Wednesday, February 26, 2003 at 2:00 p.m.
If convicted on these charges, Salvatore CARRILLO and Anthony CARRILLO each face a minimum mandatory sentence of 5 years' imprisonment, up to 40 years' imprisonment, to be followed by 4 years of supervised release, and a $2 million fine. Jason CARRILLO, PARKER, PORTALLA, and ZAPATA each face up to 20 years' imprisonment, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release, and a $1 million fine.
The case was investigated by the U.S. Drug enforcement Administration, in cooperation with the Revere and Malden Police Departments, and the U.S. Secret Service.