Former Westford Selectman Christopher Romeo has pleaded not guilty to allegations of heroin possession in Lowell District Court on Tuesday, according to the Lowell Sun.
According to court documents, Tewksbury police spotted Romeo on Monday at approximately 9:10 p.m. during surveillance of a Motel 6 acting "extremely suspicious."
Although the documents indicated officers reporting Romeo was bloodshot and smelled of alcohol and that he left the wrong exit of the Motel 6 after seeing the police vehicle, he is not being charged with drunk driving.
Upon searching Romeo's vehicle, officers found an empty bottle of vodka, glass pipe and a small baggie of what police believe to be heroin, according to the Sun.
Romeo is currently a member of the Westford Zoning Board of Appeals.
The next court date in this case is scheduled for Feb. 10.