A Westminster Street resident was ordered held in lieu of $100,000 bail yesterday after his arraignment on charges he was storing various illegal items in his attic, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office says.
The DA's office says police and probation officers from West Roxbury District Court showed up at Duliere Lemaire's 71 Westminster St. home on Jan. 6 for a routine check. Lemaire is on probation for a 2009 conviction of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.
According to a statement from the DA's office:
After granting the officers access to his home and learning that they wanted to see his bedroom, Lemaire allegedly sprinted upstairs. The officers briefly lost sight of him but soon found him in the attic where he was allegedly placing several items in a cardboard box.
The probation officers allegedly saw next to the box two plastic bags containing a white, powdery substance. Inside the box they saw several plastic bags and an open backpack. The backpack contained a plastic bag containing a green, leafy substance and gave off the strong scent of marijuana.
Based on these observations, the officers froze the apartment and obtained a search warrant. The execution of that warrant turned up a Charter Arms .38 caliber revolver with five rounds of ammunition, additional 9mm ammunition, two baggies of white powder believed to be cocaine, two bags of marijuana and several empty gallon-size plastic bags containing marijuana residue, $405 in cash, and personal papers in Lemaire's name.
Lemaire was arraigned yesterday in West Roxbury District Court on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, possession of a Class B substance with intent to distribute, and unlawful possession of a Class D substance with intent to distribute.