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.