Court date leads to more trouble for drug suspect

A Lowell man who showed up for his arraignment on heroin charges found himself in yet more trouble after court officers discovered 25 bags of heroin hidden in his socks, the Middlesex district attorney’s office said. Juan Antonetty, 53, appeared in Lowell District Court Wednesday to face charges of distribution of a Class A drug, as well as possession with intent to distribute, said Stephanie Guyotte, spokeswoman for the Middlesex district attorney. When his case was called, Antonetty was brought into a holding area, where a routine search was conducted and the heroin was allegedly found.

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