Roxbury Sober Home Operator Charged With Giving Drugs to Recovering Substance Abusers for Sex

The owner of a sober home in Boston was indicted this month for allegedly giving drugs to recovering substance abusers in exchange for sex.

David Perry, 57, of Reading, was indicted on May 4 on 34 charges, including evidence tampering, conspiracy to distribute illegal drugs, possession of illegal drugs and sex for a fee. He had previously been indicted in February on charges of fentanyl distribution and conspiracy to distribute illegal drugs.

He pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Wednesday in Suffolk Superior Court. Bail was set at $10,000, with the conditions that he be monitored by GPS and subject to home confinement.

Perry is the owner and operator of Recovery Education Services Inc., a nonprofit organization that runs a residential facility for men in recovery from alcohol and drug addiction in Roxbury.

The Massachusetts Attorney General's Office said Perry, who is a lawyer, was distributing drugs to men seeking help for their addictions at his sober home. The sexual activity occurred in Perry's personal room at the facility and at his home in Reading. He was also distributing drugs to his legal clients who were substance abusers.

The attorney general's office also alleges that Perry falsified letters he sent to various probation departments on behalf of numerous individuals, including clients and people living at his sober house. In the letters, he falsely stated that the individuals had been tested for drugs and those tests came back clean.

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