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


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).