Daily Dose of Great Police Work: BPD Officers Arrest One for Trafficking Class B Drugs on District B-3 in Mattapan

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: BPD Officers Arrest One for Trafficking Class B Drugs - On Wednesday, February 18, 2015, members of the District B-3 Neighborhood Drug Control Unit were in the area of the Franklin Field housing development conducting drug surveillance after receiving several complaints from residents about drug activity in the area. At about 11:30am, officers observed an individual in a blue colored motor vehicle pull over in the in the area of Ames & Westview Streets. While conducting surveillance of the individual, officers observed the suspect conduct what appeared to be several street level drug transactions. When the individual drove off, officers followed. When the suspect stopped his car in the area of 10 Jacob Street, officers approached the suspect to further investigate their earlier observations. While talking to the suspect, officers noted that the suspect appeared to be nervous given his heavy breathing and peculiar, unpredictable hand movements. Upon looking inside the car, officers observed in plain view multiple, small plastic bags commonly associated with and used in the packaging of narcotics. When asked if there was anything illegal in the car, the operator confirmed that there was. A search of the car enabled officers to seize (see photo) 50 plastic bags of Class D Drug (Marijuana), 8 plastic bags of Class B Drug (Cocaine), 18 plastic bags of Class B Drug (Crack), 45 Oxycodone pills, 10 Viagra pills and close to a $1,000 in US Currency.    

Officers arrested Leslie Washington, 41, of Boston and charged him with Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D Drug (Marijuana), Trafficking Class B Drug (Oxycodone), and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs (Crack Cocaine & Cocaine).