A local man accused of assaulting a police officer following his arrest for selling prescription narcotics on Pleasant Street Saturday afternoon is scheduled to be arraigned in Lynn District Court this morning.
Ronald J. Mastronardi, 66, of 128 Pleasant St., Marblehead, is expected to be arraigned on charges of possessing a class B substance with intent to distribute, subsequent offense; possessing a class B substance; committing a drug violation in a school zone; possessing a class E substance; and assault and battery on a police officer.
At 1:54 p.m., Sgt. Sean Sweeney reportedly saw Mastronardi walking down Pleasant Street toward the home of a Sevinor Road woman whom a confidential informant told police had been recently purchasing prescription narcotics from Mastronardi, according to court documents.
Sweeney reportedly pulled into the parking lot and witnessed Mastronardi conduct what appeared to be a hand-to-hand drug exchange with Marcey Snow, 50, of 10 Sevinor Road, Marblehead.
Following the exchange, Sweeney reportedly approached the pair and asked them what they were doing.
Mastronardi reportedly showed Sweeney an unlabeled prescription pill bottle he was carrying in his pocket that was "almost full" with an assortment of pills, while Snow attempted to hide the napkin he had just handed her in her purse, according to court documents.
Sweeney reported that a subsequent search of Snow's purse revealed a folded up napkin containing two pills - the pills would later be identified as methamphetamine and Suboxone.
During the booking process, Mastronardi reportedly became "belligerent" and threw his shoe at Sweeney before being led to a holding cell, according to the report.
His unlabeled prescription bottle was found to contain 19 Penicillin tablets, three methamphetamine pills and nine Gabapentin capsules.
The alleged drug deal took place within 50 yards of .
In 2002, Mastronardi reportedly served a 2 ½-year prison sentence for illegal possession of prescription narcotics.
Both Mastonardi and Snow are expected to be arraigned this morning in Lynn District Court.