Roger Berkowitz’s Son Caught in Opium Sting

Not long ago we chortled over the Legal Sea Foods CEO’s self-confessed deli and Chinese-food addictions. Today we find out that the family is grappling with a much more serious problem: opium. Berkowitz’s son, Matthew, was arrested in South Boston and charged with two counts of trafficking opium within 1,000 feet of a school zone, reports the Herald, where Berkowitz Sr. moonlights as a food blogger.

Berkowitz’s son was nabbed after an undercover officer wearing a delivery driver’s uniform handed him a package that contained nearly 2 kilograms of opium. We’re not opium experts, we’ve long since moved on to harder stuff like pretzel nuggets, but this does seem like a large quantity indeed.

Weirdly, when confronted, Berkowitz told police that the opium was for “wreaths,” which gives us a very interesting idea for next year’s holiday decor. The paper states that Berkowitz’s family is supportive of him as he deals with his addiction, which reportedly comes as a surprise to the Legal fam. Sad.

South Boston Man Held on Drug Charges [Herald]

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Roger Berkowitz’s Son Caught in Opium Sting