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Groton Woman Arraigned for Allegedly Trafficking Over 36 Grams of Heroin

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Littleton Press Release

Littleton Chief of Police Matthew Pinard and Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan have announced that Elizabeth Gapinski, 30, of Groton, was arraigned on March 4 in Ayer District Court and charged with trafficking over 36 grams of heroin.

   Judge Margaret Guzman set bail at $500 cash and ordered the defendant to stay away from the location of the alleged offense. The next scheduled hearing in this case is May 8.

   On March 1, 2019, at approximately 8:30 a.m., Littleton Police were contacted in response to a report that possible drugs had been located at a property on King Street, in the bathroom and cafeteria. The defendant worked for an outside vendor in the company cafeteria. Upon arrival authorities were informed that the defendant had allegedly been in possession of suspected heroin. The defendant then gave the officers her purse, which when searched, allegedly contained 46 individual bundles of heroin, which weighed approximately 54 grams. Police determined the amount of heroin and its packaging were indicative of drugs intended for sale.

   This charge is an allegation and the defendant is presumed innocent. The prosecutor assigned to yesterday’s hearing was Assistant District Attorney Andrea Kelly



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