UPDATED 3:50 P.M.: Sudbury Police Arrest 5 In Drug Deal Gone Bad

Three from Sudbury among those arrested; 6th suspect caught in Bolton.

UPDATED 3:50 p.m.: Sudbury detectives have obtained an arrest warrant for a Bolton teenager, a 16-year-old male. Efforts were made earlier today in cooperation with the Bolton PD. He was taken into custody at 3:40 p.m. and charged with conspiracy and armed robbery. He will be transported back to Sudbury after booking in Bolton is complete.

Below is the original story.


The is currently searching for a person in connection with a drug deal that turned into an armed robbery on Saturday at a Bent Road residence.

According to Lt. Scott Nix, the department received a call about a gun being brandished at the home. The call came from a victim in the home. After officers arrived at the home to verify the well-being of those in the house, it was determined two male victims arrived with the intent of conducting a drug deal.

"Proceeding to the rear of the residence (the victims) were greeted by several subjects," Nix said. "The contraband was conveyed to the recipients but instead of receiving payment a handgun was pulled with the two victims ordered to have a seat while being threatened with the handgun." 

Nix said one person complied and the other fled to his vehicle. He was chased as he was running to his vehicle with one of the pursuers smashing a car window as he drove from the area. 

"The remaining victim was eventually able to flee the area as well," Nix said.

There were no injuries reported during the incident. As a result of the investigation, the following arrests were made as of Tuesday morning:

Zachary Gross (17), 88 Pine Point Road, Stow; charged with:

  • Assault with a dangerous weapon (handgun)
  • Armed robbery
  • Kidnapping
  • Conspiracy

Lucas Estabrook (17), 338 Great Road, Stow; charged with:       

  • Armed robbery
  • Wanton destruction of property
  • Conspiracy

John Weiss (17), 7 Lafayette Drive, Sudbury; charged with:       

  • Armed robbery
  • B&E motor vehicle for misdemeanor
  • Larceny under $250
  • Conspiracy

16-year-old female from Sudbury; charged with:       

  • Armed robbery
  • Conspiracy
  • Misleading an investigator

16-year-old male from Sudbury; charged with:       

  • Conspiracy
  • Accessory after the fact
  • Misleading an investigator

"One subject remains outstanding and the investigation continues while assessing whether further charges are warranted," said Nix, who added the missing person is a juvenile. 

Police are still searching for the gun used in the crime. The drugs at the scene are not being revealed at this time as the case is still under investigation.

N Johnson July 03, 2012 at 05:43 PM
Ur names not actually bill smith...is it? And thanks for what? Those were the best drug dealers Sudbury had to offer and now their careers are ruined.
Sacrilegious July 04, 2012 at 06:43 AM
To stow/bolton kids: What made you think that robbing SUDBURY KIDS at gunpoint WOULDN'T lead to them calling the police??!?!
N Johnson July 04, 2012 at 02:18 PM
To sacreligous: What made you think the stow/Bolton kids were robbing a Sudbury kid. They robbed a Framingham kid!!!!!!
I gottaway July 04, 2012 at 02:24 PM
The people they robbed weren't from Sudbury they were from Framingham how stupid can u be tryin to rob someone from Framingham
Beverly O'Connor July 04, 2012 at 07:04 PM
My heart aches for their parents. These kids are so young & impulsive. Its scary to think a child can derail their life like this with 1 bad decision. I wish them all healing and peace.


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