Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Three Arrested and Three Kilos of Cocaine Recovered as a Result of Undercover Investigation


On Wednesday, August 6, 2014, members of the Boston Police Drug Control Unit with the assistance of ICE, Massachusetts State Police, and Homeland Security, arrested three males and recovered a substantial amount of cocaine and marijuana as a result of an ongoing drug investigation in the area of 52 Moreland Street in District B-2 (Roxbury).

With the assistance of a local mailing facility, officers took custody of a suspicious package containing approximately 3 kilos of cocaine that had been shipped from a location in California and intended for an address in the above area. An operation plan led the BPD Drug Control Unit to make a controlled delivery of the package using an undercover officer. After a brief struggle, officers were able to arrest 28-year-old Troy Prescott of Roxbury for Trafficking a Class B Substance (Cocaine) after he met with the undercover officer and signed for and took custody of the package containing the cocaine. Prescott was also charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm after further investigation allowed officers to recover a black Walther PPK 380 pistol from Prescott’s possession.

Extensive investigation led officers to also arrest 37-year-old William Zayas of Roxbury for Trafficking a Class B Substance (Cocaine) after he arrived in the above area and took custody of the package containing cocaine. Zayas’s companion, 24-year-old Kalil Landers of Roxbury, was arrested for Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D (Marijuana) after officers recovered a quantity of marijuana and over $600 in US currency on his person.