Police: Quincy home was full of drugs

Dennis Tatz

Heroin, cocaine, hashish, amphetamines, ecstasy and hallucinogenic mushrooms. Police say you could get just about anything you wanted at John Keller’s apartment in Quincy.

When they searched the apartment, police say they also found $47,000 in cash, ammunition for .45 caliber, .50 caliber and 9 mm guns, and a 17-month-old child living there.

Keller, 45, is being held on $100,000 cash bail after being arraigned Monday in Quincy District Court.

Police arrested Keller Sunday night following an 18-month investigation into suspected drug dealing at his apartment at 11 Chester St. just off Hancock Street in the Wollaston section of the city.

“There were complaints about people going in and out of the house all of the time,” Capt. John Dougan said.

Police recently obtained a search warrant for the residence after undercover officers allegedly bought drugs during the investigation.

Detectives and members of the Quincy Police drug unit went to Keller’s apartment just after 6:30 p.m. Sunday and arrested him after searching the apartment.

Dougan said police notified state child welfare officials about the 17-month-old living there. The relationship of Keller to the youngster was unclear.

During a search of the apartment, police said they recovered:

100 grams of a white powder believed to be cocaine

More than 15 grams of Oxycodone pills

Plastic bags containing mushrooms and marijuana

Ecstasy pills

Numerous prescription pills such as Adderall, containing amphetamine and dextroamphetamine, and diazepam, which is the generic name for Valium

Two digital scales.

Keller pleaded innocent Monday to charges of trafficking in cocaine, trafficking in heroin and multiple counts of possession with intent to distribute other drugs. He also pleaded innocent to possession of drugs in a school zone and possession of ammunition without a proper identification card.

Keller is due to return to court Dec. 8.

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