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December 13, 2013

Paraplegic held without bail until dangerousness hearing

Police say illegal handguns and hundreds of rounds of ammunition recovered from Haverhill apartment


According to a police, the search yielded two revolvers and hundreds of rounds of ammunition, as well as various prescription medications in Leavitt’s name, including a bottle of Methadone filled on Dec. 9. It was for 300 10mg pills, with 20 remaining in the bottle. There were also several bottles of Diazepam and Oxycodone. Police said they also found a scale and several “cutting” agents.

Pistone called it a a high risk search warrant entry during which two illegal guns were taken off the street as well as hundreds of rounds of ammunition within hours of the alleged crime being reported.

Assistant District Attorney Michael Brier noted that during the search, police asked Leavitt if he had any guns or weapons and he said he did not. Brier said that even after police found one gun and asked Leavitt if had any more, Leavitt again claimed he did not.

According to a police report, the woman who had called Leavitt to visit brought a female friend with her and while in Leavitt’s apartment there was an argument over a cell phone. The woman said her friend left the apartment and waited in her minivan, and five minutes later she left and Leavitt went with her. The woman said there was another disagreement at the minivan and that Leavitt took out a gun and shot at them.

When interviewed by Haverhill police, the woman said she knew Leavitt from past drug transactions.

The woman told police that after she and Leavitt left the apartment, they went downstairs into the parking lot. She said her friend was in the driver’s seat of her minivan and when she tried to climb into the passenger’s seat, Leavitt held the door open and continued to accuse the woman’s friend of trying to steal his cell phone, according to the report.

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