Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Suspect in Custody After BPD Officers Recover Drugs and Cash During Investigation in Downtown Boston

DAILY DOSE OF GREAT POLICE WORK: On Friday, July 20, 2018, officers assigned to the District A-1 (Downtown) Neighborhood Drug Control Unit arrested Florentino Figueroa-Barragan, 36, of Revere, on drug related charges in the area of 26 North Street in Boston. At about 11:50AM, the officers were in the area conducting an investigation when they observed the suspect engage in what appeared to be a street level drug transaction behind a dumpster on Blackstone Street near Surface Road. In light of their observations, officers followed the suspect to the Haymarket outdoor market and observed him enter a produce tent where he appeared to be employed. At about 12:45PM, while the officers continued their surveillance of the suspect, a second individual approached and appeared to take part in another drug transaction with the suspect while standing next to the produce tent. Officers approached the suspect and placed him in custody without incident at which time they conducted a search which led to the recovery of 43 bags of heroin weighing approximately 20 grams along with 14 bags of cocaine and $638.00 in U.S. Currency. The suspect will be charged with Distribution of Class A Drugs in Boston Municipal Court.