That’s what Luis Concepcion, 53, of 1301 Middlesex St., Unit 5, in Lowell, was wearing tonight as he was led to a prison transport wagon.
I don’t think Concepcion was really prepared for the NEMLEC SWAT team that used stun grenades to enter his apartment and help Lowell detectives serve a search warrant tonight about 8:30 p.m.
Inside the apartment, police say they found over 100 grams of cocaine and about 10 grams of heroin. Concepcion, despite the swanky clothes, now faces a mandatory minimum 10 years in prison on a count of trafficking over 100 grams of cocaine.
He is also charged with possession of heroin with intent to distribute, and conspiracy. Police tell me they are also seeking a second person in connection with the raid.
Capt. Jonathan Webb didn’t want to elaborate much on why Lowell Police asked for SWAT assistance on this warrant, but he said the move was meant to protect both officers and residents.
Concepcion was also arrested in 2010, accused of possession of heroin.
In October of 2011, he faced a slew of charges, after police accused him of being drunk and refusing to stop for officers as he drove the wrong way down Pawtucket Boulevard with an open container of alcohol and presription pills in a vehicle with him, according to reports published at the time.
Concepcion was released on personal recognizance at his arraignment on those charges.
UPDATE: Luis Concepcion is being held on $5,000 cash bail. His son, Abraham Concepcion, 22, turned himself in at the Lowell Police station today about 2 p.m. He is charged with trafficking over 100 grams of cocaine. He will be arraigned Wednesday in Lowell District Court.