Chief Terence Delehanty and Deputy Chief John Goodwin report that the Winthrop Police Department, after a lengthy investigation, arrested and charged an alleged fentanyl trafficker and opiod dealer.
Christopher Park Pfeiffer, age 23, of Winthrop was arrested and charged with:
• Trafficking a Class A Substance 10 Grams or More (Fentanyl)
• Possession of a Class B Substance (Suboxone)
• Possession of a Class B Substance with Intent to Distribute (Adderall)
• Possession of a Class E Substance (Steroids)
• Possession of a Class E Substance with Intent to Distribute (Gabapentin)
“This suspect is a known drug dealer and well-known to police,” Deputy Chief Goodwin said. “I would like to commend our Winthrop Police Detectives for their patience and diligence in building a successful case that should send a message to anyone looking to peddle deadly drugs in our community.”
Over a period of several months, detectives made multiple controlled drug purchases from Pfeiffer. After being granted a search warrant for Pfeiffer and his residence, officers made the decision to approach Pfeiffer outside of his home and detain him, rather than trying to “breach” the door. This was done for the safety of officers, the suspect and anyone else who might be inside the home. At 2:50 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 26, officers approached the suspect and detained him without incident. Then, using a key, they entered his residence on George Street and executed the search warrant.
Officers found various drugs, a quantity of cash, a scale and various drug paraphernalia during the search. Pfeiffer was arrested without incident.
Pfeiffer was booked at the Winthrop Police Department and held pending arraignment at East Boston District Court where he was arraigned and released on $1,500 bail.
These are allegations. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty.