Suspect in Custody After BPD Officers Recover Drugs During Investigation in Brighton

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At about 3:30 PM on Thursday March 28, 2019, members of the District D-14 (Brighton) Drug Control Unit arrested Jose Arias, 31, of Jamaica Plain, on drug related charges during an investigation in the area of 354 Market Street in Brighton. Officers stopped a motor vehicle which was being operated by the suspect after observing a street level drug transaction in the area of Oak Square. Officers removed the suspect and placed him in custody without incident after recovering 118 bags of cocaine with a total weight of 266 grams from suspect’s jacket pocket and from inside the vehicle. The suspect will appear in Brighton District Court on charges of Trafficking Class B Drugs.

 

Keeping Boston Safe: Officers Arrest Hyde Park Man on Weapon and Drug Charges

 

At about 10:08 AM on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, officers assigned to the District E-18 (Hyde Park) Drug Control Unit, arrested Dreshaun Johnson, 20, of Hyde Park, on a warrant issued out of West Roxbury District Court for Distribution of Class A, Drugs (Heroin),

After several months of investigations, officers observed Dreshaun Johnson enter a motor vehicle in the area of 317 Wood Avenue and conducted a traffic stop of that motor vehicle in the area of 164 Wood Avenue.  Officers removed Dreshaun Johnson from the motor vehicle and located several plastic baggies of illegal narcotics on his person.

Officers also conducted a search warrant of Dreshaun Johnson’s residence and seized the following items: 1 Smith and Wesson revolver, several rounds of ammunition, and other drug paraphernalia.

Dreshaun Johnson was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Trafficking; Class A, Drugs (Fentanyl), and Distribution of Class B, Drugs (Cocaine).  He will be arraigned in West Roxbury District Court.

 

Suspect Placed in Custody on Drug Trafficking Charges During Investigation in Mattapan

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At about 10:00 AM on Monday March 25, 2019, members of the District E-18 (Hyde Park) Drug Control Unit arrested Roberto Polanco, 37, of Mattapan, on drug trafficking charges during an investigation in the area of Ruxton Street in Mattapan. Officers had located the suspect and were attempting to execute a search warrant for his person when he fled on foot through several neighborhood backyards. Officers pursued and were soon able to place the suspect in custody in the area of 14 Rockingham Road. Officers then executed a search warrant at the suspect’s residence which led to the recovery of 267 grams of heroin, 133 grams of fentynal, $5,671 in U.S. Currency along with other evidence consistent with the packaging and selling of illegal drugs. The suspect will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Trafficking Class A Drugs (2 Counts).

 

BPD Officers Arrest Suspect on Drug Related Charges During Investigation in Mattapan

SIGNIFICANT ARREST: At about 8:55AM, on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, officers assigned to the District D-4 (South End) Neighborhood Drug Control Unit arrested Juan Felix, 49, of Mattapan, during an investigation on Deering Road in Mattapan. Officers located and stopped the suspect as he approached a parked motor vehicle at which time they executed a search warrant for his person which led to the discovery and recovery of 77 small bags of a Class A Drug (Fentanyl) from his front right pants pocket, 2 medium sized bags of fentanyl from his front left pants pocket along with $268.00 in U.S. Currency. Officers determined the total weight of the drugs to be 132 grams. The suspect was then placed in custody on scene without incident. Officers continued their investigation, executing a search warrant of the suspect’s residence which led to the discovery and recovery of additional amounts of drugs and cash. In total, officers seized over 500 grams of a Class A Drug (Fentanyl) and $7300 in U.S. Currency. Mr. Felix is charged with Trafficking Class A Drugs (Fentanyl).

 

BPD Officers Arrest Two Suspects While Recovering a Loaded Firearm, Drugs and Cash During Investigation in Dorchester

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At about 6:25 PM on Sunday March 10, 2019, officers assigned to the District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) Drug Control Unit arrested two suspects on firearm and drug related charges during an investigation in the area of West Main Street and Morton Street in Dorchester. Officers performed a traffic stop after observing a street level drug transaction at which time they arrested the rear seat passenger, Wilbert Soto, 21, of Jamaica Plain, without incident. Officers then recovered various edibles, THC and BHO cartridges, loose marijuana and cash from inside the vehicle near where the suspect had been seated. Officers continued their investigation which led to the recovery of a loaded .380 caliber Lorcin handgun from inside the trunk of the vehicle. Officers then arrested the operator, Luis Otero, 21, of Jamaica Plain, who was placed in custody without incident. Both suspects will appear in Dorchester District Court for arraignment. Wilbert Soto will be charged with Distribution of Class D Drugs and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class C and D Drugs. Luis Otero will be charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class C and D Drugs.

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Suspect in Custody After Investigation Leads to the Recovery of Firearms, Ammunition, Drugs and Cash in Dorchester

SAFER BOSTON: At about 5:00 PM on Tuesday March 5, 2019, members of the District B-3 (Mattapan) Drug Control Unit arrested Dana Sams, 42, of Dorchester on numerous firearm and drug related charges during an investigation in Dorchester. Officers executed a search warrant for both the suspect and his vehicle during a traffic stop in the area of 236 Seaver Street in Roxbury which resulted in the recovery of several bags of heroin, powdered cocaine and crack cocaine along with $1,903 in U.S. Currency. Officers later determined the total approximate weight of the drugs recovered to be 20 grams of heroin, 4 grams of powdered cocaine and 24 grams of crack cocaine. Officers simultaneously executed a search warrant at the suspect’s residence on Florida Street in Dorchester which resulted in the recovery of a .22 caliber scoped rifle, a 9mm Mac-11 machine pistol, a 9mm handgun, a .380 caliber handgun, numerous rounds of various calibers of ammunition along with seven assorted extended magazines.

The suspect will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (4 Counts), Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device (7 Counts) and Trafficking Class A and B Drugs.

 

BPD Officers Arrest Store Clerk for Unlawful Sale of Marijuana Cigarettes and Edibles in South Boston

BPD Officers Arrest Store Clerk for Unlawful Sale of Marijuana Cigarettes and Edibles in South Boston: Acting on several community complaints and concerns relative to the unlawful sale of marijuana and marijuana-infused edibles out of the King Smoke Shop at 600 East Broadway Street in South Boston, detectives assigned to District C-6 (South Boston) with help from both the District C-6 (South Boston) and District A-1 (Downtown) Drug Control Units initiated an investigation to better understand the facts and circumstances fueling the concerns. As a result of the investigation, which included undercover purchases of marijuana inside the store, officers were able to accumulate sufficient evidence and cause to charge two employees of the establishment with the unlawful sale of marijuana. On today’s date, Monday, February 11, 2019, an officer working in an undercover capacity entered the establishment and purchased several marijuana cigarettes.

In light of the illegal purchases, investigators arrested Saqib Imran, 38, of Brockton and charged him with Possession with Intent to Distribute a Class D Drug (Marijuana). Additionally, officers charged the owner of the store, Tanveer Shah, 61, of Bellingham with Possession with Intent to Distribute both a Class D Drug (Marijuana) and a Class C Drug (THC). Soon after the arrests, a search warrant was obtained in order to properly quantify and catalogue the store’s illegal marijuana inventory. During the search, officers were able to locate and confiscate multiple marijuana cigarettes and marijuana-infused edibles and candies.

 Specifically, officers recovered the following:

  • Over 60 bags of edible Marijuana candies

  • 67 vials of THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol)

  • 26 Moon Rock Marijuana candy containers

  • 95 Marijuana cigarettes

  • Over $1,000 in US Currency

Both individuals are scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday, February, 12, 2019 in South Boston District Court.

Suspect Under Arrest After Search Warrant Leads to the Recovery of a Loaded Firearm and Drugs in Roxbury

 

At about 8:40 AM on Friday January 18, 2019, members of the Citywide Drug Control Unit and the District D-4 (South End) Drug Control Unit arrested Hakeem Cooper, 23, of West Roxbury on firearm and drug related charges as part of an investigation in the area of 80 Fenwood Road in Roxbury. Officers executed a search warrant which led to the recovery a loaded .45 caliber Colt handgun along with 21 small plastic bags of crack cocaine and other evidence. As a result, the suspect was placed in custody on scene without incident. It was later revealed that the firearm had previously been reported stolen in Georgia.

The suspect will appear in Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Armed Career Criminal (Level 3), Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs (2nd and Subsequent), Improper Storage of a Firearm and Receiving Stolen Property.

 

BPD Officers Recover Loaded Firearm After Violent Struggle During Drug Investigation in Roxbury

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At about 5:19 PM on Tuesday January 15, 2019, members of the District D-4 (South End) Drug Control Unit arrested Gerald Moore, 23, of Hyde Park, on firearm and drug related charges after conducting a traffic stop as part of an investigation in the area Blue Hill Avenue and Waverly Street in Roxbury. Officers had stopped the vehicle which was being operated by the suspect and were speaking to him when he suddenly exited the vehicle and took off running down Blue Hill Avenue. Officers caught up to the suspect a short distance later at which time he began to reach towards a camouflaged pouch that was attached to his waist area. As officers attempted to restrain the suspect, one of them clearly felt a handgun inside the pouch as he struggled to control the suspect’s hands while alerting the others to the presence of the weapon. Officers were eventually able to place the suspect in custody while safely recovering a loaded 9mm Ruger SR9 handgun from inside pouch. It was later revealed the firearm had previously been reported stolen in Maine in 2018.

The suspect will appear in Boston Municipal Court on numerous charges including Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Distribution of Class B Drugs, Possession of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony, Receiving Stolen Property.

 

BPD Officers Arrest Two Suspects While Recovering Drugs and Cash During Investigation in Hyde Park

 

At about 10:00 AM on Tuesday January 15, 2019, members of the Boston Police Drug Control Unit and Auto Theft Task Force arrested Jason Martinez, 24, of Dorchester and Dionna Caruthers, 20, of Dorchester on drug related charges as part of an investigation in the area of Tower Street and Hyde Park Avenue in Hyde Park. Officers applied for and were granted arrest warrants for each of the suspects out of West Roxbury District Court as well as five search warrants out of Dorchester District Court as part of this large-scale investigation. Officers were able to locate both targets travelling in a motor vehicle on Hyde Park Avenue at which time they performed a traffic stop. Officers removed Caruthers, who was operating the vehicle and Martinez, who was in the front passenger seat. Officers were then able to safely recover one medium sized bag of heroin with an approximate weight of 10.8 grams as well as one plastic bag containing 8 small bags of heroin in addition to another plastic bag containing 6 small bags of heroin. Officers also seized $3,640.00 in U.S. Currency and other evidence.

Both parties were taken into custody without incident and will appear in West Roxbury District Court on charges of Trafficking Class A Drugs, Distribution of Class A Drugs, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class A Drugs and Conspiracy to Violate the Drug Laws.

 

Keeping Boston Safe: Execution of Search Warrant Leads to Recovery of Firearm, Drugs and Cash in Jamaica Plain

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Keeping Boston Safe: As a result of a months-long investigation, members of the District E-18 (Hyde Park) and District A-7 (East Boston) Drug Control Units working in partnership the Drug Enforcement Administration executed a search warrant at 42 Forbes Street in Jamaica Plain.

As a result of the search, the following items were recovered:

·       508 grams of a Class A narcotic (Fentanyl)

·       A loaded Smith and Wesson 357 magnum firearm

·       Several rounds of ammunition

·       Over a $1,300 in US Currency

·       A digital scale and several other items commonly associated and used in the drug trade

Additionally, officers arrested Abel Pagan, 38, of Boston and charged him with Trafficking a Class A Drug (Fentanyl) Over 200 grams, Trafficking a Class A Drug Within 300 Feet of a School Zone, Unlawful Possession of Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. 

Keeping Boston Safe: Search Warrant Enables Members of the District C-11 Drug Control Unit to Arrest Two Suspects Following the Seizure of Crack Cocaine, Counterfeit Cash and a Gun in Dorchester

KEEPING BOSTON SAFE: At about 10:48 AM on Wednesday, December 19, 2018, members of the District C-11 Drug Control Unit executed a search warrant in the area of the 500 block of Talbot Ave in Dorchester. As a result of the search, officers were able to seize 2 plastic bags containing a Class B Drug (Crack Cocaine), a loaded Glock 22 firearm, a ballistic bullet resistant vest, over 100 rounds of live ammunition and over $700 in counterfeit US Currency. Additionally, officers arrested Matthew Lyden, 40, of Dorchester, who had an outstanding default warrant out of Woburn District Court for Possession of a Class B Drug and Unlicensed Operation of Motor Vehicle, and charged him with Possession of a Class B Drug (Crack Cocaine). Officers also arrested Edwin Powell, 45, of Dorchester and charged him with the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlawful Possession of a High Capacity Feeding Device and Possession with Intent to Distribute a Class B Drug (Crack Cocaine).  

Keeping Boston Safe: Two Suspects in Custody After Search Warrant Leads to the Recovery of Loaded Gun, Drugs and Cash in Dorchester

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Keeping Boston Safe: At about 11:32 AM on Wednesday December 12, 2018, members of the District C-11 (Dorchester) Drug Control Unit recovered a loaded firearm, drugs and cash after executing a search warrant as part of an investigation in the area of 27 Gayland Street in Dorchester. As a result of their search, officers located and seized a loaded .25 caliber Raven handgun, 2 large rocks of crack cocaine with an approximate weight of 12 grams, 2 small bags of crack cocaine, 1 medium bag of crack cocaine, 1 medium bag of heroin and $10,729.00 in U.S. Currency. Officers then arrested the target of their investigation, Luis Otero, 28, of Dorchester, without incident on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class A and B Drugs. While on scene, officers also arrested Alex Archambault, 34, of Leominster on charges of Possession of Class B Drugs. Both suspects will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.

 

Investigation Update: Officers Arrest Target of Investigation After Search Warrant Leads to the Recovery of Loaded Firearm and Drugs in Boston

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Investigation Update: At about 12:15 PM on Wednesday November 28, 2018, members of the City-Wide Drug Control Unit and District D-4 Drug Control Unit along with officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) executed a search warrant as part of an investigation in the area of 168 West Springfield Street in Boston. As a result of their search, officers were able to safely recover a loaded .40 caliber Ruger SR40C handgun, 50 bags of crack cocaine weighing 44 grams and 11 bags of marijuana weighing approximately one pound.

Officers continued their investigation and returned to the address at about 12:15 PM on Tuesday December 4, 2018, at which time they located and arrested Marybeth Bilodeau, 39, of Boston. At the time of her arrest, the suspect was wanted on outstanding warrants which were issued after the initial search and seizure. The suspect will appear in Boston Municipal Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Trafficking Class B Drugs and Possession of a Large Capacity Firearm in the Commission of a Felony.

 

Keeping Boston Safe: BPD Officers Recover Four Loaded Firearms While Arresting Five Suspects in Less than Five Hours During Three Separate Incidents

EVIDENCE SEIZED DURING INCIDENT #1

EVIDENCE SEIZED DURING INCIDENT #1

INCIDENT #1: At about 12:15 PM on Wednesday November 28, 2018, members of the City-Wide Drug Control Unit and District D-4 Drug Control Unit along with officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) executed a search warrant as part of an investigation in the area of 168 West Springfield Street in Boston. As a result of their search, officers were able to safely recover a loaded .40 caliber Ruger SR40C handgun, 50 bags of crack cocaine weighing 44 grams and 11 bags of marijuana weighing approximately one pound. While on scene, officers identified and arrested Eric Crewe, 34, of Boston, who was wanted on an unrelated warrant sought out of Roxbury District Court for Possession of Class B Drugs.

INCIDENT #2: At about 12:27 PM on Wednesday November 28, 2018, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force arrested Brandy Soto, 21, of Dorchester, on firearm and drug related charges after executing a search warrant as part of an investigation in the area of 58 Adams Street in Dorchester. The suspect was placed in custody without incident after officers recovered a loaded 9mm Glock 17 handgun, a loaded 9mm Ruger LC9 handgun, (both with obliterated serial numbers), one large bag and four small bags of cocaine with a total weight of 482 grams, one bag of heroin weighing 61 grams and $6,355.00 in U.S. Currency (See Slideshow Above). The suspect will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2 Counts), Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number and Trafficking of Class A and B Drugs.

EVIDENCE SEIZED DURING INCIDENT #3

EVIDENCE SEIZED DURING INCIDENT #3

INCIDENT #3: At about 4:38 PM on Wednesday November 28, 2018, members of the District C-11 Drug Control Unit (Dorchester) arrested three suspects while recovering a loaded firearm during a drug investigation in the area of Adams Street and Dorchester Avenue in the Fields Corner area of Dorchester. Officers stopped three males after observing a street level drug transaction. These individuals were later identified as Val Postell, 18, of Plainville, Angel Ortiz, 22, of Dorchester and Michael McCardle, 20, of Everett. While conducting a pat frisk of Postell, officers recovered a loaded 9mm Glock 17 and a plastic bag of heroin from inside a small leather bag which was hanging around the suspect’s neck. The suspect was immediately placed in custody without incident. Officers then arrested the other two suspects, Ortiz and McCardle, on charges of Conspiracy to Violate the Drug Laws. Additionally, officers determined that Angel Ortiz was wanted on a default warrant sought out of Quincy District Court for Shoplifting. Postell will be charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class A Drugs and Conspiracy to Violate the Drug Laws. All three suspects will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.

Keeping Boston Safe: Suspect in Custody After Search Warrant Leads to the Recovery of Loaded Firearm, Bullet Proof Vest, Drugs and Cash in Brighton

Keeping Boston Safe: At about 5:10 AM on Monday November 19, 2018, members of the District D-14 Drug Control Unit (Brighton) assisted by the BPD SWAT Team executed a search warrant as part of an investigation in the area of 81 Faneuil Street in Brighton. As a result, officers located and seized a loaded .32 caliber Iver Johnson revolver, a ballistic vest in a tactical carrier, along with several bags of marijuana and $485.00 in U.S. Currency. Officers then arrested the target of their investigation, Cesar Crespo, 20, of Brighton, placing him in custody on scene without incident. The suspect will appear in Brighton District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Distribution with Intent to Distribute Class D Drugs.

Keeping Boston Safe: BPD Drug Control Unit Arrest Suspect After Search Warrant Leads to the Recovery of Loaded Firearms, Drugs and Cash in Mattapan

 

KEEPING BOSTON SAFE: At about 8:10 AM, on Thursday, November 15, 2018, members of the District B-3 Drug Control Unit (Mattapan) arrested Jesus Mojica, 33, of Mattapan, after executing a search warrant in the area of 1317 Blue Hill Avenue. As a result of their investigation, officers located and seized a loaded 9mm Sig Sauer handgun, a loaded .22 caliber North American revolver, $4,029.00 in U.S. Currency along with several bags of marijuana and other drug paraphernalia. The suspect will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2 Counts), Unlawful Possession of Ammunition (2 Counts), Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D Drugs.

 

Two Suspects in Custody After Search Warrant Leads to Fentanyl Seizure in South Boston

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At about 12:00PM on Thursday November 15, 2018, members of the District C-6 Drug Control Unit (South Boston) and officers assigned to District C-6 (South Boston) executed a search warrant in the area of 30 Orton Marotta Way.  As a result of the search warrant, officers located and seized two scales, $900 US Currency, and numerous bags of Fentanyl with an approximate total weight of 136 grams.  

Wilden D. Suazo, 30 of Boston and Cheryl Higgins, 54 Boston were placed under arrest and charged with Trafficking Class A Drugs (Fentanyl). Both will be arraigned in South Boston District Court.

 

Great  Work Recognized: BPD Drug Control Officers Arrest Suspect Armed with Two Knives During Confrontation in Roxbury

 

Sergeant Detective Dennis Cogavin and Police Officers Daren Bradshaw, Patrick Flaherty and Charles Moore, assigned to the District E-13 Drug Control Unit, recently arrested an armed suspect while defusing a potentially violent confrontation in the area of 1990 Columbus Avenue in Roxbury. The officers were conducting a drug investigation in the area when they observed a male suspect armed with two knives chasing a male victim on the opposite side of the street.

The officers immediately responded, sprinting across the street to intervene. Officers ordered the suspect to drop the weapons and placed him in custody without further incident after he complied. The suspect was later arraigned in West Roxbury District Court on numerous charges including Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon.

Officers Bradshaw, Moore, Flaherty and Sergeant Detective Cogavin are commended for their professionalism in the face of an armed suspect and courage while preventing a possibly deadly street encounter. These officers managed to successfully place an armed individual under arrest during an extremely volatile incident without harm to any parties involved, officers or bystanders.

 For their efforts they are each awarded a Commissioner’s Commendation.

 

Boston Police Drug Control Unit Officers Arrest Three After Recovering Loaded Firearm, Drugs and Cash While Executing Two Separate Search Warrants

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Evidence Seized During Incident #1

INCIDENT #1: At about 11:15 AM on Tuesday October 23, 2018, members of the District C-6 (South Boston) Drug Control Unit along with officers from the BPD City Wide Drug Control Unit arrested Ishmael Morales, 38, of Jamaica Plain, after executing a search warrant in the area of 342 Amory Street in Jamaica Plain. Officers were able to safely recover a loaded .380 caliber Ruger LCP handgun, 30 grams of cocaine, $8,621.00 in U.S. Currency and other evidence while placing the target of their investigation in custody without incident. Officers later determined that the recovered firearm had previously been reported stolen in Colorado in 2017. The suspect will appear in West Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Trafficking Class B Drugs and Receiving Stolen Property.

Evidence Seized During Incident #2

Evidence Seized During Incident #2

INCIDENT #2: At about 3:33 PM on Tuesday October 23, 2018, members of the District A-7 (East Boston) Drug Control Unit with the assistance of the Revere Police Department arrested Daniel Aristizabal, 33, of Revere and Wilder Cuartas-Perez, 34, of Revere, on drug related charges during an investigation in the area of 146 Shirley Avenue in Revere. Officers successfully executed a search warrant which led to the recovery of 253 grams of cocaine along with $16,408 in U.S. Currency and other evidence. Both suspects were placed in custody on scene without incident and will face arraignment in East Boston District Court. Daniel Aristizabal will be charged with Trafficking Class B Drugs. Wilder Cuartas-Perez will be charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs.