UPDATE: Jury clears Lowell man of human trafficking charges

Harold Jack Lucas, of Lowell, during a previous court appearance. Sun file photo Sun staff photos can be ordered by visiting our SmugMug site. LOWELL — A Lowell Superior Court jury Monday afternoon found a Lowell man not guilty on several human trafficking charges.

Harold Jack Lucas, 62, formerly of 6 Bowers St., Lowell, was on trial on three counts of trafficking a person for sexual servitude and one count of deriving support from prostitution. Another count of deriving support from prostitution and distribution of a Class B substance were dropped by prosecutors in January.

The jury got the case Monday morning.

Lucas’ attorney Thomas Combs said "I think it was the right verdict based on the evidence the jury heard in court."

He declined to comment further.

A spokesman for Attorney General Maura Healey could not be immediately be reached for comment.Lucas was accused of giving small amounts of fentanyl to prostitutes to get them to meet clients on his behalf in both Lowell and Atlantic City, N.J., in late 2015 and early 2016.Prosecutors alleged Lucas gave the women small amounts of the highly-addictive drug as they worked the streets, and that he demanded they give all the money they earned to him.As […]

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