Chris Romeo on Jan. 12, 2012.

Former Westford Selectman Found Guilty of Drug Possession

Lowell District Court Judge Daniel Crane has found former Westford Selectman Christopher Romeo guilty of possessing a Class A drug.

Chris Romeo on Jan. 12, 2012.

Chris Romeo on Jan. 12, 2012.

Romeo, an attorney in Lowell, was placed on probation for a year and ordered to undergo a substance evaluation.

The charges stemmed from a December 2013 arrest, which according to the Lowell Sun, where heroin was found by police inside Romeo’s car in Tewksbury.

Romeo said he had an independent drug test done within 24 hours of the arrest that proved negative for heroin and marijuana and was adamant that the drugs were left behind by a client.

He initially refused to name the client, 21-year-old Joshua Brand.

However, Brand eventually came forward to confirm on video and signed an affidavit that the heroin was his.

Brand is currently wanted by police and the evidence was not allowed as evidence in Romeo’s trial.