A sergeant with the Middlesex Sheriff’s Department was arraigned Wednesday on drug charges after he allegedly received cocaine and money from an undercover state trooper, Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone announced in a press release.
Michael Dell’Isola, 51, of Somerville, was arraigned in in Woburn on a charge of trafficking cocaine. First Assistant Clerk Magistrate Matthew Day ordered the defendant held on $1,000 cash bail.
His next court date is July 20 for a pretrial conference.
In April 2011, Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office received information regarding Dell'Isola's alleged trafficking, the press release said. Based on that information, the State Police began an investigation which concluded on May 2 with an undercover state trooper delivering cocaine and $500 to the Dell'Isola in Woburn.
Dell'Isola is alleged to have accepted the cocaine and money and was arrested on the scene, the DA's Office said. He was transported to the Medford State Police Barracks for booking.
The defendant was where Judge Paul Yee ordered the defendant held on $1,000 cash bail with the condition that he stays away from the Sheriff’s Department. He was indicted by a Middlesex County Grand Jury on June 2.
These charges are allegations, and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
Information from a Middlesex District Attorney's Office press release was used in this report.