A Boston man is facing drug charges after police found he possessed 6,000 oxycodone pills, prosecutors said.
Steve Pierre, 27, was arraigned Tuesday in Cambridge District Court on charges of trafficking in a derivative of opium over 200 grams and conspiracy to traffic, Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan said in a statement.
After Pierre picked up two packages at a UPS store in Cambridge on Monday, State Police followed him and got a warrant to search his car.
The search of the car yielded 4,000 pills believed to contain oxycodone. A search of Pierre’s home, police said, uncovered 2,000 additional oxycodone pills and three bags containing 50 grams of cocaine, along with $37,000 in cash, prosecutors said.
The arrest came after a four-month investigation by State Police and the US Postal Inspection Service, prosecutors said.
“Today, after months of careful and painstaking investigation, we can announce the arrest of what we allege is a major trafficker in prescription opiate painkillers, with a street value well over $100,000,” Ryan said Tuesday in a statement.
Judge James Wexler set bail at $25,000 cash with conditions that Pierre surrender his passport and not travel out of state without court approval.
Pierre’s next scheduled court hearing is Wednesday, April 1.
Rebecca Fiore can be reached at [email protected].
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