Stoneham Woman Charged with Dealing Drugs Near Elementary School

On March 2, Jennifer Sacco, 27, was arrested and charged with possession of heroin with the intent to distribute and violation of the drug-free school zone, according to a Stoneham Police Department statement.

After a two-month-long drug investigation, a Stoneham woman was recently arrested and a car, drugs and money were seized from her property, according to a press statement.

On March 2, Jennifer Sacco, 27, was arrested and charged with possession of heroin with the intent to distribute and violation of the drug-free school zone, according to the statement.

In January, Det. Paul Norton received a tip that Sacco was allegedly distributing heroin from her home at 515 Main St., police said in the statement. The location of Sacco’s alleged drug dealing was of concern because she lived opposite the , police said in the statement.

Norton, working with officers from the Southern Middlesex Regional Drug Task Force, conducted surveillance of Sacco and allegedly witnessed multiple drug transactions, according to the statement. Over time, task force officers were able to compile sufficient evidence needed to obtain a search warrant for Sacco’s residence, the statement read.

On March 2, officers continued their surveillance of Sacco, witnessing another alleged drug transaction from her car, according to the statement. Officers conducted a traffic stop of Sacco on Montvale Avenue, police said in the statement. A search of Sacco allegedly revealed a quantity of heroin and cash in her pockets, police claim.

A search warrant for Sacco’s residence was completed March 2 and officers allegedly found 5.5 grams of heroin, scales and money located within her apartment, according to the statement. 

During the search of Sacco’s apartment, officers arrested Jazmin Sceppa, 19, for knowingly being present where heroin is kept and unlawful possession of ammunition, police said in the statement.

Sacco and Sceppa were arraigned in Woburn District Court on Monday, according to police.

Residents are asked to contact the Stoneham Police Department with any information regarding criminal activity. If you wish to provide information anonymously, contact the drug hotline at 781-438-1215, extension 3213.  

Martin March 07, 2012 at 04:48 PM
honestly who really cares? lets spend our money on the schools themselves instead of some junkie with five grams of heroin. i mean i am not down with heroin but those resources should go to our failing shool system. when will the residents of stoneham ask the school system what the real deal is? i mean grade fixing, parental/principal meetings without the actual teacher having knowledge. this is widespread and i dropped the dime. figure it out quickly, we want accountability in the schools and it is our money footing the bill
kim March 08, 2012 at 01:08 PM
tell it like it is martin, i mean come on who really cares! lets spend our money on things that really matter. some times people do the only thing they know!
Russ August 02, 2012 at 05:04 PM
Time for a reality check. Police functions should co-exist with proper schooling. If you are concerned about the "schooling" of our children then research and vote for your preferred candidate. Public safety and effective schooling are not mutually exclusive. Remember that an influx of 'drug addicts' brings with it increased crime, a disproportionate cost for the schooling of their children and a serious safety issue for all residents. We should be grateful for the effective investigative work done by our police department.


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