A Framingham man already facing charges in two towns of selling oxycodone was arrested with thousands of dollars worth of the prescription painkiller on Tuesday, authorities said.
David Akasha, 24, was arrested Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., just hours after he had appeared in Framingham District Court for a hearing on his previous oxycodone distribution charge, prosecutor Nate Burris said.
Police had been investigating Akasha because they suspected he was again selling drugs. On Tuesday, they got a search warrant.
That night, around 5 p.m., police saw him leave his 72 Harrington Road home and attempted to pull over his car, but he wouldn’t stop.
“He was observed eating an unknown substance and actively chewing,” Burris said.
Akasha finally pulled over on Genardy Way. In the car, detectives saw four plastic bags containing approximately seven ounces of marijuana, as well as several digital scales.
They also found throughout the car more than 600 oxycodone pills, the prosecutor said.
“The street value is between $15,000 and $22,000,” Burris said.
At Akasha’s home, police also found several more oxycodone pills, as well as suboxone pills, the prosecutor said.
Police charged Akasha with trafficking in oxycodone, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of suboxone, possession of drugs within a school zone and failing to stop for police.
Burris asked Judge Robert Greco to hold Akasha on $25,000 bail on the new case and to revoke his bail on his two open cases. Milford Police arrested Akasha in March and charged him with possession of oxycodone with the intent to distribute.
He posted $2,500 bail in that case, but that bail was revoked after Framingham Police arrested Akasha in April and charged him with the same charge. He was held in jail for 60 days, and then was released on $500 bail.
Greco revoked Akasha’s bail on the open cases, sending him back to jail for 60 days. He also set bail at $1,000 on the new case, but said the bail can be re-argued prior to Akasha serving his 60 days.
Akasha is due back in court on Dec. 19 for a pretrial conference.
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