Police arrested Nikita Yanakopulos the 34 year owner of Pinky’s Famous Pizza in Medford on charges trafficking marijuana. According to the Boston Herald Mr.Yanakopulos was seen in Everett loading several boxes into his truck. According to the report Yanakopulos had over 250 pounds of what the police described as high grade marijuana. Police estimate the street value of the drug to be $750,000. Yanakopulos was arraigned in the Malden District Court and was released on $15,000 cash bail.
Mr.Yanakopulos is now facing a state prison sentence of not less than three years not more than 15 because violated Massachusetts general law chapter 94C section 32 where he had more than 100 pounds but less than 2000 pounds. In order to be charged with trafficking marijuana Massachusetts one must have more than 50 pounds of marijuana.
Massachusetts treats drug crimes very seriously the consequences may include prison, fines, fees and loss drivers license. If you or someone you know has been charged with a drug crime in Massachusetts is important that you contact an experienced criminal defense attorney. Atty. Patrick Donovan is a former prosecutor that has successfully handled many drug crimes in Boston and throughout Massachusetts. Contact Attorney Donovan for a free consultation.