Drug informant Stephen G. Kalil, the Dorchester man whose help led to the arrests of a retired Massachusetts trooper, a state trooper, and two others for collecting drug debts and selling OxyContin, has been arrested.
He was brought into federal court last week on charges that he sold drugs-even while helping authorities put the other four people jail.
In July, Kalil informed investigators that he was going to Florida because he felt safer there after all the exposure he’d received as an informant during the arrests. When he returned to Massachusetts via Logan International Airport in Boston a week ago, however, he went straight to a Federal Express facility where he allegedly dropped off a package filled with drugs. The package was to be delivered to a location on Martha’s Vineyard.
The 49-year-old Dorchester man was also charged with illegal possession of firearms stemming from the seizure of three guns from his home in Dorchester in January.
An attorney for Kalil says the fact that he was allowed to be an informant despite the discovery of the firearms earlier in the year shows how the government misuses its informants.
Kalil had been apprehended last November while trying to board a plane to Florida with a large amount of OxyContin pills and more than $20,000 in cash. He told Customs Enforcement agents, US immigration, and Massachusetts State Police that he was an informant against Mark V. Lemieux, the Massachusetts state trooper that he helped get arrested.
The investigation that followed led to Lemieux’s arrest.
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