Officers Recover Sixty-Seven Canisters of Nitrous Oxide Outside of Fenway Park

On Friday, July 5, 2019, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End), members of the Drug Control Unit and the Citywide Bicycle Unit recovered 67 canisters containing a substance believed to be Nitrous Oxide in the area surrounding Fenway Park in Boston. Prior to a concert, officers observed a large group of individuals inhaling Nitrous Oxide from balloons in an effort to achieve a high. The balloons were being filled using various canisters and subsequently discarded in the street and sidewalk. Officers responded to the scene and removed 67 canisters which were turned over to the Boston Fire Department’s Hazardous Materials Unit for additional processing.