Medford Police have arrested four people for allegedly dealing Oxycontin.
According to police, three officers observed the suspects make a drug transaction in a Pitcher Avenue driveway. The four suspects then left in three separate cars, headed in three different directions.
With some help from other officers in the patrol division and the Medford Police Investigative services Unit, Officer Robin Doherty, Officer Christopher Ness, and Officer Matthew Jones pulled over each of the cars. The suspects were arrested and more than 200 Oxycontin pills and several thousand dollars were confiscated.
Steven Santosuosso, 36, of Chelsea is charged with two counts of possession of Class B Oxycontin and Suboxin, and conspiracy to violate drug laws. Timothy R. Ford, 28, of Dracut, and Patrick J. Ford, 31, of Lowell, are charged with possession of Class B drug (Oxycontin), possession of Class B with intent to distribute, conspiracy to violate drug laws, drug violation near a school zone, and trafficking over 288 Oxycontin pills. Kerriann Kelley, 34, of Medford, is charged with possession of Class B (Oxycontin), possession with intent to distribute, trafficking over 28 grams of Oxycontin, drug violation in a school zone, and conspiracy to violate drug laws.
The suspects were arrested at 11:30AM on April 9.
Oxycontin is a prescription pain medication similar to morphine that is commonly sold on the streets as an illegal drug.