Daily Dose of Great Police Work (Take 2): BPD K-9 Helps Members of the Drug Control Unit Take a Bite Out of Drug Activity in Roxbury


At about 5:16pm, on Monday, June 9, 2014, members of the Citywide Drug Control Unit were conducting surveillance in the area of Warren and Dale Streets when officers when officers observed a green motor vehicle pull to the curb and participate in what appeared to be a drug transaction with an individual who walked up to the car. Upon witnessing the transaction, officers conducted a stop of the motor vehicle. When officers asked the operator to produce a driver’s license, the operator produced a license but was unable to confirm any of the information on the license. Example provided: when asked to confirm the date of birth on the license, the suspect was unable to. While talking to the suspect, officers noted that the suspect appeared to become increasingly more nervous with each question asked. In light of the operator’s undue nervousness, officers asked the operator to exit the vehicle. As soon as the operator exited the vehicle, officers observed a large bundle of United States currency packaged in a clear plastic bag. Further, a K-9 officer was called to the scene in order to search the car for the presence of any illegal narcotics. Once on scene, the K-9 (Hanz) promptly detected the presence of illegal drugs in the area of the front passenger seat of the car. Officers noted that K-9 had hit on what appeared to be a hidden compartment or a hide. Upon opening the hide, officers discovered and recovered a large amount of US Currency and over 500 grams of cocaine. All told, officers recovered over $11,000 in US Currency, 521 grams of cocaine, two cell phones and several plastic baggies.

Officers arrested a 29 year-old male from Boston and charged him with Trafficking a Class B Drug (Cocaine).