Update: Suspect Identified in Roxbury Marijuana House

District B-2 Detectives along with the Drug Control unit have identified a suspect and obtained an arrest warrant for Dat Trong Nguyen, 44, of Roxbury, for trafficking marijuana.

The facts and circumstances are as follows: 

At about 11:00pm, on Friday, November 22, 2013, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for a building fire at 10 Wyoming Street.

On arrival, officers observed the front of 10 Wyoming Street to be fully engulfed in flames. The dwelling was unoccupied at the time and the estimated damage was about $500,000. The fire is under investigation by the Boston Fire Department Arson Squad.

Boston Fire units on scene discovered numerous amounts of drug paraphernalia throughout the house; and located an unknown number of marijuana plants in the basement and on the second floor. At this time, the district detectives were notified and the location was secured and frozen pending a search warrant.

During the investigation, 176 marijuana plants were recovered and collected as evidence. The investigation is ongoing.

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating facts and circumstances surrounding these incidents. Anyone with information is asked to call District B-2 (Roxbury) detectives at 617-343-4275.

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling CrimeStoppers at 1(800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of those wishing to remain anonymous.

Boston Police encourage citizens to contact 911 if they observe any suspicious persons in the area.