Daily Dose of Great Police Work: DCU Officers Recover Over 300 Grams of Illegal Narcotics and Arrest Three Suspects for Trafficking

At about 3:25 PM on Wednesday, May 11, 2016, members of the District C-11 (Dorchester) Neighborhood Drug Control Unit effected three drug-related arrests in the area of 515 Gallivan Boulevard.

While conducting surveillance in the McDonald’s parking lot in the above area, officers observed a motor vehicle whose two occupants, later identified as a 38-year-old male from Harwich and a 35-year-old male from Dennis, were acting in a manner consistent with persons looking to purchase drugs. Specifically, the males were driving in a seemingly aimless manner, relocating, and parking in different spots in the same vicinity before eventually stopping in the area of Ashmont and Alban Streets where they were met by a second vehicle with a female operator. Officers then observed what they knew from their training and experience to be a street level drug transaction. Upon stopping the first vehicle, the officers observed the male passenger discard multiple red plastic bags of tan powder from the car. The officers recovered a total of 25 small plastic bags containing a total of 29.2 grams of heroin.

Officers arrested the males for Trafficking Class A, Heroin (28-99 grams) and Conspiracy to Violate the Drug Laws.

As officers approached the female’s vehicle, she fled in her car at a high rate of speed, striking several other cars and nearly hitting a police cruiser before crashing moments later. Officers recovered approximately $2,699 in US currency along with three cell phones from the female. After receiving a search warrant for her vehicle, officers located an after-market “hide” and recovered an additional 167 bags of heroin totaling 201.1 grams and 64 bags of powder cocaine totaling 92.5 grams.

Officers arrested the 36-year-old female of Dorchester and charged her with Trafficking Class A, Heroin (over 200 grams), Trafficking Class B, Cocaine (28-99 grams), Failure to Stop for a Police Officer, Driving to Endanger, Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon, and Leaving the Scene of an Accident (Property Damage).