Suspect in Custody After BPD Officers Recover Drugs During Investigation in Brighton

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At about 3:30 PM on Thursday March 28, 2019, members of the District D-14 (Brighton) Drug Control Unit arrested Jose Arias, 31, of Jamaica Plain, on drug related charges during an investigation in the area of 354 Market Street in Brighton. Officers stopped a motor vehicle which was being operated by the suspect after observing a street level drug transaction in the area of Oak Square. Officers removed the suspect and placed him in custody without incident after recovering 118 bags of cocaine with a total weight of 266 grams from suspect’s jacket pocket and from inside the vehicle. The suspect will appear in Brighton District Court on charges of Trafficking Class B Drugs.