A hospice worker accused of selling heroin at her patients' homes in Malden pleaded not guilty Thursday in Malden District Court.
Police told WHDH-TV that Maria Johnson Kelly sold several bags of the class A drug to undercover detectives.
"The Malden Police drug detectives have been doing an investigation on this defendant for a length of time," prosecuting attorney Anna Evans told the news station. "They’ve observed her distribute heroin from patients' homes."
While executing a search at Kelly's, police recovered $2,000, multiple bags of heroin and drug paraphernalia, according to the report.