A phone call from prison led narcotics officers to arrest an inmate, his girlfriend and his mom.
In March, Paul Dipietro, 38, called his girlfriend, Julie Paivia, 38, from a recorded line in prison and told her to get rid of illegal steroids that they had in their Colgate Drive apartment in Manchester, police said.
So, Paivia and Dipietro’s mother, Nancy Poulin, 57, did as police said he asked. They took the steroids, at least some of them, from the apartment and threw them on the side of the road, police said.
Members of the East Central Narcotics Task Force found some of the steroids along the road and found more inside the apartment and sent them to the state laboratory for testing, according to a news release.
The results confirmed they were Stanozolol and Oxandrolone, which are both steroids.
On Wednesday, narcotics officers served Dipietro, Paivia and Poulin with warrants and took all three into custody.
Dipietro, who was on parole when the arrest warrant was served, was charged with two counts of possession of steroids and remanded to custody.
Paivia was charged with criminal attempt/tampering with evidence, hindering prosecution and interfering. Her bond was set at $1,500.
Poulin was charged with tampering with evidence, hindering prosecution and interfering. Her bond was set at $2,500.