Daily Dose of Great Police Work: DCU Officers Arrest One, Recover 48 Grams of Crack Cocaine

At about 1:00 AM on Saturday, January 2, 2016, members of the District B-3 (Mattapan) Drug Control Unit conducted an investigation in the area of Spencer and Harvard Streets.

While conducting surveillance, officers observed two vehicles approach the location, park, and the occupants exited the vehicles. The parties then retreated into the hallway of a nearby building. After a brief period the parties exited the location, re-entered the vehicles, and left the area. Believing a drug transaction had occurred, officers conducted a stop of one of the vehicles to perform an inquiry. Upon interacting with the operator and the passenger of the vehicle, officers learned that the operator was not authorized to drive the rental car. Both occupants continued to appear nervous and were untruthful regarding their whereabouts prior to their encounter with the officers. The passenger constantly moved her hands around, and fearing the presence of a weapon, officers requested that the occupants exit the vehicle. A pat frisk of the female revealed a large bag containing 48 grams of an off-white substance believed to be crack cocaine secreted in her shirt. Also recovered from her shirt was a large bag of a substance believed to be marijuana. Approximately $1,900 in US currency, 4 Mass DTA cards and a debit card (none bearing the suspect’s name) were also found on her person.

The officers arrested 47-year-old Sharon Brockington of Dorchester for Trafficking Class B Drugs (Cocaine), Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D Drugs (Marijuana), and Receiving Stolen Property. Officers will seek complaints against the operator for Use of a Motor Vehicle without Authority.