Response from DA Sullivan to SJC's decision re Commonwealth vs Jesse Carrillo


“It is disheartening that the Supreme Judicial Court does not believe heroin use carries a high probability of substantial harm or death.  Every year, thousands upon thousands of Massachusetts residents suffer fatal and near-fatal overdoses after consuming this deadly drug.  The families who have lost loved ones to this brutal epidemic would surely disagree with the Court’s analysis, as do we.”  - Northwestern District Attorney David E. Sullivan