On Wednesday, August 6, 2014, members of the Boston Police Drug Control Unit with the assistance of ICE, Massachusetts State Police, and Homeland Security, arrested three males and recovered a substantial amount of cocaine and marijuana as a result of an ongoing drug investigation in the area of 52 Moreland Street in District B-2 (Roxbury).
With the assistance of a local mailing facility, officers took custody of a suspicious package containing approximately 3 kilos of cocaine that had been shipped from a location in California and intended for an address in the above area. An operation plan led the BPD Drug Control Unit to make a controlled delivery of the package using an undercover officer. After a brief struggle, officers were able to arrest 28-year-old Troy Prescott of Roxbury for Trafficking a Class B Substance (Cocaine) after he met with the undercover officer and signed for and took custody of the package containing the cocaine. Prescott was also charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm after further investigation allowed officers to recover a black Walther PPK 380 pistol from Prescott’s possession.
Extensive investigation led officers to also arrest 37-year-old William Zayas of Roxbury for Trafficking a Class B Substance (Cocaine) after he arrived in the above area and took custody of the package containing cocaine. Zayas’s companion, 24-year-old Kalil Landers of Roxbury, was arrested for Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D (Marijuana) after officers recovered a quantity of marijuana and over $600 in US currency on his person.