Trial Date Set for Former Westford Selectman Facing Drug Charges

Christopher Romeo says that drugs found in his car during a Tewksbury traffic stop did not belong to him, but a client.

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By Matt Schooley/Patch

A former Westford selectman says heroin found in his vehicle during a Tewksbury traffic stop in December did not belong to him. It's an argument he will present in court as a trial date has been set for June.

The Lowell Sun reported that Christopher Romeo, who is an attorney, said that when he was arrested on Dec. 30, 2013, by Tewksbury Police, the heroin that was found in his vehicle belonged to a client, Joshua Brand, a homeless man who has a record of drug and robbery charges.

Brand agreed to admit in a videotaped interview that the heroin was his, and signed an affidavit saying the same, according to The Sun.

A trial date of June 20 has been set for Romeo, who was a Westford selectman for six years and who is currently on the Zoning Board of Appeals and Board of Assessors, according to the Town of Westford website.

Click here to read the Lowell Sun article in its entirety.


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