HEROIN RING: Retired Burlington police officer, son among 7 cha...

Full story: Lowell Sun 199
Investigators say they had been listening to wiretaps since December, taking notes as a retired Burlington police officer and his son discussed large-scale heroin deals, and watching while the two drove to and from those deals. Read more
red

Merrifield, VA

#71 Feb 12, 2010
Bella Toni - Sorry for you're families loss I have heard the stories over and over again. I have found that people prescribed Oxy for pain relief either say wow after taking one to three doses, I can't be taking this stuff and quit or they struggle trying to get off it. I also had a friend who had terminal cancer being treated with opiates, who while talking about my sons oxy addiction said he missed a couple of day's and said the tremors and withdrawal was believable. This is not a drug that should be in any house with kids period.
CRESTON AVE

Boston, MA

#72 Feb 12, 2010
Friend of Derek wrote:
I know mike and derek an they r good kids and now cuz of the war on drugs there whole family an lives are ruined so I agree with u Freedom_First. Darren u r a idiot opiates are a perfectly safe drug and there has never been a overdose for legal opiates so u r so wrong.
an 'concerned parents' u r so wrong you dont even know mike he is a better person than u will ever be he did what he had to do and cuz there is an illegal war on drugs the goverment arrested him he didnt force anyone to buy heroin he gave people safe drugs that werent cut. it was everyone else personal choice to buy them and the goverment interfered. wake up you sheep the goverment thugs are taking your rights away you are just to stupid to relaize it. the only sane one here is freedom firts but it looks like the goverment is censoring him too cuz they are afraid to let the truth out. so much for freedom of speech and land of the free.
You are an idiot! Heroin that is 99 - 100% pure is what kills people. The stuff that is stepped on 3 or 4 times and has like a 30% Heroin value is gonna barely get you high. Mike's a D-bag, wannabe, snitch and could never game with the real players. As well as the rest of his crew. You make sure you tell them that when you see them. Because we all know him and his cop dad and wannabe crew will be let go. The snitches already took down their supply so they will be home soon. From the boys on Creston Ave. Be safe in your rat holes!!!!!!!!!!
Bella Toni

Monessen, PA

#73 Feb 12, 2010
red wrote:
Bella Toni - Sorry for you're families loss I have heard the stories over and over again. I have found that people prescribed Oxy for pain relief either say wow after taking one to three doses, I can't be taking this stuff and quit or they struggle trying to get off it. I also had a friend who had terminal cancer being treated with opiates, who while talking about my sons oxy addiction said he missed a couple of day's and said the tremors and withdrawal was believable. This is not a drug that should be in any house with kids period.
Thanks, and I'm sorry for your loss as well. You're right, some people realize the risk and stop, but honestly I think that my ex was already addicted when he left the hospital, he was on an IV with morphine and all he had to do was press the button and it dosed him automatically, he was on that for a few weeks before he was released and they gave him oxy's. I know he was in a lot of pain but they do over-medicate. Then they started to try to wean him off the oxy, down to percocet but had to take so many of them to get the same 'effect', eventually he just started smoking the heroin. Once people have a taste for that, it's near impossible to talk to them about it. They blame others, blame the 'pain', etc. My ex was a good man before this happened, everyone thinks of 'dopers' as filthy homeless criminals and that's just not true, he had a great job, good provider, wonderful husband. He turned INTO the prototypical 'junkie' after a time but he didn't start out as some low-life. It's very sad, now my daughter lost her dad at the age of 18. And he overdosed with his wife right there, she left him for 8 hours dead because she was 'afraid' to call the police or paramedics. Sad.
1 2 th e3

Agawam, MA

#74 Feb 12, 2010
the most common excuse among users.

i only did it to prove my man/girl wrong.

that ppl can quit. so i did it, now im hooked and its hard to quit.

they are characters though arent they.

how can we save a lost soul that never wanted to be found? how can we just turn our backs and say we done all we could? it a vicous cycle we live in.

true tales from a wise rabbit.
Pebbles from Charlestown

Wakefield, MA

#75 Feb 12, 2010
smidge wrote:
This are such small fish in a VERY large pond! If they wanted to REALLY get rid of the stuff they would bust the distribution cycle. Hit them in the pocket book (take all of their laundered money, gangsta jewelry, designer clothes, and everything else) Think about it the police need job security so that is why they are not going after the big wigs in the higher ranking drug lords. I say that the Massachusetts government could and should do better than busting these little fish. Why aren't they earning their keep?
You are right, This country is messed up. But if it wansnt for drug dealers, where would the State get their money. I agree they do need to go after the big people. Im dealing with this stuff also, one of them was a significant other. The State is more corrupt than u people think.
Pebbles from Charlestown

Wakefield, MA

#76 Feb 12, 2010
CRESTON AVE wrote:
<quoted text>
You are an idiot! Heroin that is 99 - 100% pure is what kills people. The stuff that is stepped on 3 or 4 times and has like a 30% Heroin value is gonna barely get you high. Mike's a D-bag, wannabe, snitch and could never game with the real players. As well as the rest of his crew. You make sure you tell them that when you see them. Because we all know him and his cop dad and wannabe crew will be let go. The snitches already took down their supply so they will be home soon. From the boys on Creston Ave. Be safe in your rat holes!!!!!!!!!!
Your right, I also knew Mike and Derek. Nobody forces anyone to do drugs. Nobody ever says I want to grow up and be a drug addict or even a drug dealer. I lost a family member to this awful disease. And Im also dealing with it myself and dont blame anyone for the choices people make because they are their own person.
Pebbles from Charlestown

Wakefield, MA

#77 Feb 12, 2010
latinlady wrote:
<quoted text> so true maybe they paid off the judge thats why there bail is so low u think
I really dont know where you get ur info frm. You say " Treat these people like murderer" but they will allow child mollesters and rapist and murderers either go free or get a lesser sentence or a bail that they can afford. Think about it. Not for nothing, nobody ever tells anyone what to do. Everyone deciedes for themselves to make the choice to do drugs. No one put a gun to their head. Alcoholics I never see put down, and their the #1 that I think of that are cause of fatalities. People have lost more from alcohol than they have from drugs. Think about it. People dont understand. Everyone has problem. And if this country would put more money into more programs for addicts, then we may start to see a difference in the way this country is run. Try walking in their shoes for one day before anyone opens their mouth. I bet you wouldnt last a day....
Sister Sobriety

Woburn, MA

#78 Feb 12, 2010
Damn straight Pebbles...I wouldn't need to last a day cuz I will NEVER go there! I learned from my parents to value myself and the wonderful brain the good Lord gave me...People are dying from cancer minute to minute and would give their eye teeth for another day...While you feel sorry for yourself and put a needle in your arm. Sorry if I shed no tears for you...Imagine what you could overcome living off of the high of self-worth...
latinlady

United States

#79 Feb 12, 2010
Pebbles from Charlestown wrote:
<quoted text>
I really dont know where you get ur info frm. You say " Treat these people like murderer" but they will allow child mollesters and rapist and murderers either go free or get a lesser sentence or a bail that they can afford. Think about it. Not for nothing, nobody ever tells anyone what to do. Everyone deciedes for themselves to make the choice to do drugs. No one put a gun to their head. Alcoholics I never see put down, and their the #1 that I think of that are cause of fatalities. People have lost more from alcohol than they have from drugs. Think about it. People dont understand. Everyone has problem. And if this country would put more money into more programs for addicts, then we may start to see a difference in the way this country is run. Try walking in their shoes for one day before anyone opens their mouth. I bet you wouldnt last a day....
what are u related to this b***tards I hope they rott in jail
someone who knows

Clinton, MA

#80 Feb 12, 2010
someone who knows wrote:
<quoted text>
Again, let me clarify...
I posted up the same thing twice because the site kept deleting it
Then, i wrote that about freedom of speech in america, and the posts jumped back onto the blog
Hence, my comment about how fast it worked when i said something about freedom of speech
And on the last blog, which got mysteriously taken off the internet, Richie himself said it was scanned verbatim and if anybody wanted to meet him to see it or go to Woburn District Court, they could see it with their own eyes.
That must be the freedom of information act, im thinking... lol
And this will be my last post, before this blog goes the direction of the last, completely off the point of Mike Reynolds getting away with everything... and by that I mean, see this blog in 2 - 3 years, when Mike gets off on a technicality and doesnt serve any time once again. That is, if whoever protected his reputation and got the blog taken down last time doesnt step in again.
Again they take the paper work off... funny isnt it

here goes again, lets see how long this time...

keep doing your job woburn PD... erase the evidence...
someone who knows

Clinton, MA

#81 Feb 12, 2010
On Tuesday, September 21, 2004, the Woburn Police VicelNarcotics Unit and members of the Southern Middlesex Regional Drug Task Force S.M.R.D.T.F. conducted an Undercover Police BuylBust Operation. Officer Alex Hernandez of the SMRDTF would be acting in an undercover capacity to purchase a quantity of cocaine and Oxycontin from Richard F. Brown Jr .. While in the presence of this affiant Michael Reynolds called Richard F. Brown Jr. using the same cellular telephone number he provided. Richard F. Brown is known to this affiant from past narcotics investigations and overheard Reynolds speaking with Brown. Reynolds requested one ounce of cocaine and twenty-five Oxycontin tablets. Reynolds then asked Brown if he could package the ounce of cocaine in two separate half-ounce amounts. Reynolds then asked Brown what the total cost was. I overheard Brown state the cocaine would be $1,200.00 and the Oxycontin tablets would be $ 1,250.00. Reynolds then agreed to the price and Brown stated to meet him in the Blockbuster parking lot on Main Street, Woburn. Surveillance officers were located at 97 Prospect Street, Woburn and observed Brown enter his pick up truck and he was followed to the Blockbuster parking lot. Officer Hernandez and Reynolds were briefed on the operation and it was determined that Reynolds would provide a bust signal upon observing the narcotics he ordered. The bust signal was "Is that the good Stuff'. Officer Hernandez then drove Reynolds under surveillance to the Blockbuster parking lot. Upon arriving, I observed Richard F. Brown enter the uncover police vehicle rear seat. Within one minute, I heard Reynolds, provide the bust signal and the arrest teams moved in an arrested Richard F. Brown without incident. Seized from this arrest was the twenty-five Oxycontin tablets and two packaged half-ounces of cocaine, also seized were (69) 80mg Oxycontin tablets,(5) 40mg Oxycontin tablets and two additional packaged half-ounces of cocaine. Richard F. Brown was placed under arrest for the trafficking charges.
someone who knows

Clinton, MA

#82 Feb 12, 2010
On Tuesday, September 21,2004, this affaint had a conversation with Michael Reynolds of 45 Spring Street, Woburn Massachusetts. During this conversation, Reynolds told me that Richard F. Brown Jr. of 97 Prospect Street, Woburn is a long time friend of his. Reynolds told me that he had narcotics information on Richard F. Brown. Reynolds then provided detailed and specific facts on Brown's cocaine and Oxycontin Distribution Operation. Reynolds made these statements against his penal interests in this investigation. Reynolds told me that he has been purchasing cocaine, Oxycontin and Zanax from Richard F. Brown-for six years. Reynolds told me that for the past five months he meets with Brown twice a week, in 'Woburn and purchases cocaine, Oxycontin and Zanax. Reynolds told me that he has purchased these narcotics from Brown inside 97 Prospect Street, Woburn. Reynolds told me that Brown sells 80mg Oxycontin tablets of $50.00 each and deals in hundreds of tablets. Reynolds told me that he meets Brown in Brown's 2004 GMCPick Up bearing Mass# 74TGl4 and has conducted numerous drug transactions in this vehicle. Reynolds told me that as early as two weeks ago, he was inside Brown's residence at 97 Prospect Street, Woburn to purchase these narcotics. While inside, Reynolds told me that Brown displayed to him a black suitcase that Brown called his "Treasure Chest". Reynolds described to this affiant that Brown opened the suitcase and removed several ounces of cocaine packaged for sale, a large pill bottle filled to the top containing Zanax, a large pill bottle filled to the top with 80mg Oxycontin tablets and several other unknown narcotics. Reynolds told me that Brown keeps his narcotics supply inside 97 Prospect Street, Woburn. Reynolds told me that Brown then informed him that he had a large supply of marijuana that he had picked up that was for sale. Reynolds provided this affiant with the street prices that Brown charges for his narcotic sales. Reynolds told me that Oxycontin tablets are $55.00, Blue Zanax tablets are $5.00, White Zanax tablets are $3.00, Ounces of cocaine were $1,200.00 and that Ounces of marijuana were $150.00. Reynolds told me that he has personally purchased over $25,000.00 in narcotics from Richard F. Brown over just the past five months. Reynolds told me that Brown has two separate suppliers, one in Peabody, Massachusetts and the other was unknown but Reynolds knew that one supplier fronts the narcotics to Brown and the other requires Brown to pay for each supply. Reynolds provided Richard Brown's cellular telephone number as being xxx-xxx-xxxx that he uses to place narcotics orders. Reynolds told me that Brown has told him that he has guns but that he has never seen any on his person or in his vehicle. Reynolds told me that Brown does not work and deals narcotics all day long, seven days a week. Reynolds told that he was willing to conduct a narcotics buylbust operation to further this narcotics investigation. Reynolds told me that he could have an undercover police officer present with him during the transaction.
someone who knows

Clinton, MA

#83 Feb 12, 2010
lets try it this way since they keep erasing the posted paper work to protect their snitch...

check out this link to see paper work

doyoureallyknowmikereynolds.blogspot.com
Dry Taxpayer

Acton, MA

#85 Feb 12, 2010
Pebbles from Charlestown wrote:
<quoted text>
I really dont know where you get ur info frm. You say " Treat these people like murderer" but they will allow child mollesters and rapist and murderers either go free or get a lesser sentence or a bail that they can afford. Think about it. Not for nothing, nobody ever tells anyone what to do. Everyone deciedes for themselves to make the choice to do drugs. No one put a gun to their head. Alcoholics I never see put down, and their the #1 that I think of that are cause of fatalities. People have lost more from alcohol than they have from drugs. Think about it. People dont understand. Everyone has problem. And if this country would put more money into more programs for addicts, then we may start to see a difference in the way this country is run. Try walking in their shoes for one day before anyone opens their mouth. I bet you wouldnt last a day....
Pebbles,

Do you really think people would be able to 'freely choose' to do drugs if they weren't so damn prevalent? No one can 'safely' do these drug recreationally, they always cause harm and behavior change. They are illegal because they're harmful. And stop trying to distract with false and misleading implications that because she didn't discuss some other heinous crime means she condones it. That's just childish on your part.
grew up in burlington

Lexington, MA

#86 Feb 12, 2010
THATS FUNNY THEY SAY HE WAS "RETIRED" ??? NO HE WASN'T IF I REMEMBER CORRECTLY THEY GAVE HIM A CHOICE...HE WAS CAUGHT BEING ON DRUGS ...EVEN BACK THEN....AND THAT WAS THE POLICES WAY TO GET RID OF HIM..OFFER HIM EARLY RETIREMENT??? DISGUSTING!!!!
grew up in burlington

Lexington, MA

#87 Feb 12, 2010
hey also there is a new PIZZA SHOP IN BURLINGTON.....AND THE PLACE IS FULL OF THESE 'RATS' KINDS FUNNY HIS AUNT WAS WORKING THERE HUH???? LOL RATS ALL STICK TOGETHER!!!!! CUZ THEY KNOW THEY R GONNA GET IT SOONER OR LATER....FROM SOMEONE....
Freedom_First

Lynn, MA

#88 Feb 12, 2010
"Freedom_First,... you'll find someone addicted."

Addiction means many things to many people. For example, some fat people claim to be addicted greasy food because it tastes good. All I am saying is that you or anyone else do not have the right to treat innocent human beings as criminals.

"Secondly, you argue that drugs should be packaged in safe doeses. For the most part, they are."

No, they are not. Drugs that are sold under the table because of illegalization are not properly labeled and often adulterated.

"Please, go out and talk to an addict. Ask them how they got addicted. Ask them if they really like their life the way it is."

There will always be individuals who blame their personal failures on others or outside forces. And, just because they are weak and immature does not give you or anyone else the right to treat them as criminals.

Please think about this. Thank you.

"The harm that the actions of people high on drugs causes to the people around them makes these drugs illegal to spread all over the map."

What about all the harm that is done by members of the "drug-free" master race? Should you be put in prison just because you belong to the group as someone who has committed a crime? I read somewhere that 95% of all violent crimes are committed by males. Therefore, according to your logic, all men should be put in prison in the name of prevention.

Rick Freedom_First at verizon.net
Freedom_First

Lynn, MA

#89 Feb 12, 2010
"This is not a drug that should be in any house with kids period."

You have the right to decide what is your own house, period. You do not have the right to decide for others.
Freedom_First

Lynn, MA

#90 Feb 12, 2010
Bella Toni -- I am sorry for your loss and consider your husband to be a victim of the drug war. He should have been allowed to wean himself rather than be treated as a child and a criminal. He should have been allowed to purchase a five or ten year supply of drugs for a few dollars. He should have been allowed to take as much time as he wanted or needed to recover. He should NEVER have been placed into the desperate position the he was put into.

Rick Freedom_First at verizon.net
Freedom_First

Lynn, MA

#92 Feb 12, 2010
"No one can 'safely' do these drug recreationally, they always cause harm and behavior change. "

Nonsense. Billions of human beings have safely consumed drugs recreationally. There are more than a billion consumers of just beer and weed.

"They are illegal because they're harmful."

Medicinal plants and extracts are illegal because they cannot be patented. Rich, white people cannot make fortunes from drugs which can be produced and sold for pennies. Illegalization allows rich, white people to sell tons of opiates and many other drugs for ten thousand times the cost. Armies of armed government goons are well-paid to protect this trade from competition. The drug war is a one trillion dollar per year armed robbery. Half of the stolen loot goes to the rich, white dealers and the other half goes to the police-prison-industrial complex.

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