A joint investigation by the Norfolk County Sheriff's Department, the Norfolk DA's State Police Drug Unit and the Quincy Police has uncovered a detainee allegedly orchestrating large sales of "Molly" in an attempt to raise his own bail money.
David G. Courage, age 24, previously of 181 Farrington Street in Quincy, will be arraigned in the Dedham District Court tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 25, at 9 a.m., according to Sheriff Michael G. Bellotti and District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey. He has been charged with Conspiracy to Violate the Drug Law, Chap 94C Sec. 40.
"Sheriff Bellotti has security personnel and apparatus working in the jail to detect ongoing criminal activity, and it was through those efforts that this was first detected," District Attorney Morrissey said. "Massachusetts State Police detectives from my drug unit have been working with the Sheriff's personnel since September, conducting operations both inside the jail and outside. That cooperation led to the charges that are to be arraigned tomorrow."
"Molly" is a variation of MDMA, an illegal drug also known as Ecstasy or X.
"The allegations are that this detainee was orchestrating, over jailhouse phones, the activities of a female he has had a relationship with to buy and sell drugs to raise bail money," District Attorney Morrissey said. "That woman, Cory Lyn Wojcuilewicz, 25, with recent addresses in Ashby and Fitchburg, Mass., was arrested and is now being prosecuted by District Attorney Joseph Earley on charges stemming from our investigation and surveillance."
Courage is currently being held without bail under the Massachusetts Dangerousness Statute, but dangerousness detentions are only for 90 days - after which Courage would have the right to argue for bail.
Morrissey also thanked Massachusetts State Police C-Troop Community Action Team for working with the detectives conducting surveillance on Wojcuilewicz. A Trooper from the CAT team conducted the traffic stop of Wojcuilewicz's green 2007 Volkswagen Passat that resulted in her being taken into custody as she drove south from Fitchburg on Rte. 190.
"Law enforcement works best when we work together, and we had strong and productive partners in this effort. The work of Sheriff Bellotti's team was first rate," District Attorney Morrissey said.
UPDATED: Courage pled not guilty at his arraignment Friday morning. Judge Stephen Ostrach ordered $100,000 cash bail on the new charges (in addition to still being held without bail on the Quincy assault case) and ordered the defendant to return to court on Nov. 22.