After an extensive investigation, police arrested three Braintree men for illegal drug sales.
Paul A. Gravelle, 38, and Andrew G. Alexopoulos, 25, both of Braintree, were named the main components in the deal and search warrants were issued for their vehicles and homes.
From these searches, police learned that Gravelle was allegedly en route to Florida to get large amounts of Ocycodone through prescription in his name and used various “runners,” including Alexopoulos, to sell the drugs in the Braintree area.
Gravelle also got Oxycodone from people with legal prescriptions, who then illegally sold him the drugs.
Police were able to cinch the investigation when they observed Gravelle allegedly selling drugs to David C. Anderson, 41, on Monday.
Police followed both suspects and stopped them short distances from their respective homes.
Thirty-three 30mg Oxycodone pills were found in Gravelle’s car, along with $401 believed to have been from the drug sale. Investigators believe that Anderson swallowed his pills, however they found one pill under the seat of his car.
Officers then searched the homes of Gravelle and Alexopoulos and found more Oxycodone and $3400 in a safe in Gravelle’s home. They also encountered more evidence that suggests Gravelle was buying pills in Florida. Sixteen pills and $230 in cash were found in Alexopoulos’ home
Gravelle was charged with possession of a Class B substance with intent to distribute, distribution of a Class B substance, conspiracy to violate the Controlled Substances Act and a drug free school zone violation. Alexopoulos was charged with possession of a Class B substance with intent to distribute and Anderson was charged with possession of a Class B substance and conspiracy.