Kevin A. Perry, 43 of Worcester was arrested on Monday and charged in connection with using the proceeds of drug sales to purchase and renovate nine properties in Worcester County, including the restaurant The Usual located on Shrewsbury Street and The Blackstone Tap on Water Street.

The office of acting U.S. Attorney William D. Weinreb alleges Mr. Perry laundered money made false statements on a loan application and distributed fentanyl, a a powerful synthetic opioid. Mr. Perry was held pending a detention hearing after his arraignment before U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge David H. Hennessy.

While Mr. Perry is presumed to be innocent until proven guilty, we wonder how this will affect the operations of The Usual and the dozens of employees at the restaurant.

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