OPERATION COMMON CURE LANDS 10 BEHIND BARS

On Saturday, February 9, 2008, officers from Area A-1 (Downtown) and D-4 (South End), along with members from both the Area A and Area D Neighborhood Drug Units conducted Operation Common Cure, a police initiative designed to address and remedy various quality of life concerns adversely effecting the Boston Common. As a result of the operation, officers arrested the following ten suspects:· Brandi Hintze, 31, of Methuen for Possession of Class A Drugs. · Mark Edmond, 18, of Mattapan for Conspiracy to Violate Drug Laws, Possession of Class D Drugs With Intent to Distribute, Possession & Distribution of Class B Drugs. · Darrin McFadden, 43, of Roxbury for Larceny of a Person. · Bernard Long, 34, of Brockton for Possession of Class A Drugs. · William Hart, 45, of Dorchester for Possession With Intent to Distribute a Counterfeit Substance. · Jack Patterson, 48, of Malden for Possession & Distribution of Class A Drugs, and Possession & Distribution of Class B Drugs. · Wayne Brooks, 48, of the South End for Conspiracy to Violate Drug Laws & Distribution of Class B. · John Brown, 45, of Boston for Conspiracy to Violate Drug Laws, and Possession & Distribution of Class B Drugs. · Ronald Lomba, 38, of Mattapan for Conspiracy to Violate Drug Laws, and Possession & Distribution of Class B Drugs. · Tracy Smith, 38, of Boston for Distribution of Class B Drugs. All individuals with be arraigned on Monday, February 11, 2008 in Boston Municipal Court.