Detective and Three Others
MAY 21 - Boston, MA... A Detective with the Malden Police Department and three other men were arrested late yesterday on a federal Complaint charging them with conspiring to possess cocaine with intent to distribute.
Mark R. Trouville, Special Agent in Charge of the U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration in New England and United States Attorney Michael J. Sullivan, announced that DAVID JORDAN, age 43, of 123 Spring Street in Stoneham, Massachusetts, JON MINOTTI, age 37, of 3 O’Grady Circle in Stoneham, Massachusetts, ANTHONY BUCCI, age 41, of 6 Maple Road in North Reading, Massachusetts, and FRANCIS MUOLO, age 39, of 11 Marble Street in Stoneham, Massachusetts, were each charged in a criminal Complaint with conspiracy to possess over 500 grams of cocaine with intent to distribute.
An affidavit filed in support of the Complaint alleges that on December 24, 2003, MINOTTI, BUCCI, MUOLO, and JORDAN conspired to steal three kilograms of cocaine from a scheduled drug deal. It is alleged that MINOTTI made arrangements for a supplier to bring three kilograms of cocaine to a meeting at the Malden Medical Center parking lot where BUCCI was to purchase the cocaine. It is alleged that shortly after the supplier arrived with the cocaine, JORDAN, a Detective with the Malden Police Department, arrived on the scene, blocking the supplier’s vehicle with his own. It is alleged that JORDAN identified himself as a police officer and that MINOTTI fled into nearby woods with the three kilograms of cocaine it is alleged that JORDAN then allowed the supplier and BUCCI to leave the scene. It is alleged that, as had been previously arranged, MUOLO, who had been waiting in his car on the other side of the nearby woods, picked up MINOTTI after he had run through the woods with the cocaine.
According to the Complaint affidavit, at the time, DEA agents were involved in a drug investigation and had a wiretap on the drug supplier’s telephone. As part of the separate investigation, the DEA agents were surveilling the supplier and observed the incident. Shortly after, the DEA began an investigation of JORDAN and his associates. The Complaint also alleges that after JORDAN became aware that law enforcement agents were investigating the drug supplier from whom the cocaine had been stolen, JORDAN spoke with DEA agents on several occasions attempting to find out the status of the investigation. It is also alleged that JORDAN made false statements to law enforcement about his involvement in the events that transpired in the Malden Medical Center parking lot on December 24, 2003.
The defendants are expected to have initial appearances at 2: 00 pm this afternoon before U. S. Magistrate Judge Joyce London Alexander. If convicted, each defendant faces a mandatory minimum of 5 years’ imprisonment and a maximum of 40 years’ imprisonment, to be followed by 4 years of supervised release, and a $2 million fine.
The investigation is continuing. The case was investigated by the U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration; and the Massachusetts State Police (including the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Narcotics Unit), with the assistance of the U. S. Marshals Service; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; and the Stoneham, Everett, and Malden Police Departments.