The Boston Police Department and District Drug Control Units continue to aggressively crackdown on all drug-related crimes. Below is a representation of incidents over the last 24 hours that demonstrates the efforts of officers.
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Boston Police District E-5 (West Roxbury/Roslindale)
On December 6, 2010 at about 1:30pm, members of the Boston Police District 5 Drug Control Unit, executed a West Roxbury District Court issued Search Warrant at 16 Meshaka St. in West Roxbury. Officers knocked and announced their presence and made a peaceful entry. The following items were recovered as a result of the warrant execution: (1.) 1 large plastic bag of Marijuana, (2.) Personal Papers for a Metro PCS Cell Phone, (3.) 1 Silver Grinder with clear top, (4.) 1 Paper fold containing a white powder believed to be cocaine, (5.) 1 black cover for a TNT US PRO digital scale, (6.) 1 Solid Silver Grinder, (7.) Personal Papers, Pay Stubs in the name of Alexios Tambasidis, (8.) Personal Papers, Utility Bills, in the name of Alexios Tambasidis. Officers found two occupants inside 16 Meshaka st #1, suspect Kostantinos Kokkinides, 17, of West Roxbury, was placed under arrest when found to be wanted for a straight warrant from Dedham District Court for Possession of a Class B Substance. Alexios Tambasidis, 19, of West Roxbury, was placed under arrest for Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D.
Boston Police District E-13 (Jamaica Plain)
On December 6, 2010 at about 6:30pm, the Youth Violence Strike Force arrested 24 year old Daryl Smith of Roxbury on an outstanding warrant for Possession With Intent To Distribute Class D.
The original arrest incident involving Smith occurred on May 10, 2010. He was in the company of a suspect carrying a large knife walking towards Columbus Avenue towards Centre Street in Roxbury. The armed suspect was also arrested during this incident. Smith was patted down and found to be in possession of 12 individually wrapped bags of a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana.
On the evening of December 6, 2010 members from the District D-4 and E-5 Drug Units were conducting an operation in the area of Egleston Square targeting violent and drug-related crimes. During the course of the operation, officers observed 40 year old Shawn Robertson of Roxbury with a clear plastic bag in his hands that contained several p/b's of white rock like substance believed to be crack cocaine. Officers observed a completed drug purchase from Robertson. Officers then observed Robertson and another suspect running through an alley way behind 1190 Columbus Ave. Officers pursued Robertson and the other suspect. Officer apprehended a suspect and placed him under arrest. That suspect will be summons to Roxbury District Court.
Officers caught up to Robertson and a struggled ensued. Robertson successfully apprehended and charged with 1) Distribution of Class "B" drugs, Crack Cocaine and 2) Distribution of class "B" drugs School Zone.
Boston Police District D-14 (Allston/Brighton)
About 10:25am on Monday, December 6, 2010 Officer performed a warrant service resulting in an on-site arrest at 66 Ashford Street in Allston. Officer placed the suspect 26 year old Dustin Michael Doucet of Allston under arrest by virtue of a straight warrant issued out of Plymouth District Court for "Conspiracy to Violate Drug Law," three counts of "Possession of Class B Drug," two counts of "Possession to Distribute Class B Drug," "Distribution of Class D Drug," "Possession of Class D Drug," "Trafficking in Methamphetamine," and "Trafficking in Cocaine."
As officers were inside the suspect's residence officers did observe a box of plastic sandwich bags on the coffee table, which were in plain view, in the living room of the suspect's residence. Officers know through their training and experience that plastic bags of that size are often associated with the distribution of drugs. Officers also did observe a police radio scanner which was also in plain view of the officers and was also on the coffee table. Doucet was placed under arrest and booked in the usual manner.