Large Amounts of Cocaine, Fentanyl and Cash Found at His House
A Medford man has been indicted on charges of of criminal possession of a controlled substance and other charges for allegedly possessing with intent to sell cocaine and fentanyl from his house.
“Our investigators recovered a significant amount of lethal narcotics that the defendant allegedly planned to sell from his residence,” said District Attorney Tierney. “My office will continue to stop any deadly venture that profits off of overdoses, fuels addiction and breaks families.”
The District Attorney’s Fentanyl Task Force determined that Nathaniel Howell, 40, was allegedly selling cocaine and fentanyl from his residence at 71 Wilson Avenue. On November 2, a search warrant was executed at Howell’s home where police recovered over a kilogram of cocaine, a large quantity of fentanyl and more than $305,000 in cash.
On November 28, Howell was arraigned before Supreme Court Judge Richard Ambro, for the following charges:
- one count of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the first degree, a Class A-I felony
- one count of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the second degree, a Class A-II felony
- two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, a Class B felony
- one count of criminal using drug paraphernalia in the second degree, a Class A misdemeanor
Bail was set in the amount of $1 million cash, $2 million bond or $8 million partially secured bond. Howell is due back in court on January 4, 2024, and faces between 15 to 30 years in prison if convicted of the top count.