A Chelsea man released from a 2 1/2-jail sentence for drug dealing because his evidence was certified by former state chemist Annie Dookhan wound up back in jail yesterday after police found him in possession of "eight baggies of suspected crack cocaine packaged for individual sale," the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
The DA's office says Chelsea officers responded to the Bellingham Square McDonald's last night when Jonathan Vaughan, 26, allegedly refused a request to leave when workers saw him drinking a can of Natural Ice Beer. According to the DA's office:
When escorted out by responding Chelsea Police, Vaughan allegedly exclaimed, "I just got out on Annie Dookhan and I ain’t going back to jail." Vaughan allegedly began thrashing violently against the officers holding him before being restrained.
The crack was found while Vaughan was being booked for disorderly conduct, drinking in public, trespassing and assault and battery on a police officer and resisting arrest. At his arraignment today, Vaughan was ordered held in lieu of $25,000 bail on those charges, plus possession of a Class B substance with intent to distribute as a subsequent offense, the DA's office reports.
Vaughan had been released Dec. 14 on a stay of his 2011 conviction for possession of a Class B substance with intent to distribute as a subsequent offense and possession with intent to distribute in a school zone pending a review of his Dookhanated case, the DA's office says.
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