Drug Investigation Prompts Arrest on Harrison Avenue

Boston Police Department

The following information was supplied by the Boston Police Department. Charges listed do not indicate convictions.

A drug investigation lead to an arrest on Harrison Avenue on Saturday evening. 

Boston resident Peter Monzi, of 784 Mass. Ave., was charged with multiple drug charges after police say they saw him buying heroin. 

Police conducted a drug investigation in the area of 881 Harrison Ave. on Saturday, March 30 at 6:15 p.m. 

Officers said they watched Monzi speak with two people on Harrison Ave, then walk down towards East Lenox Street and stop outside of 889 Harrison Ave. Officers said they then witnessed a hand-to-hand drug transaction.  

Police said Monzi returned to the area of 881 Harrison Ave. and sat on the ground with a syringe in one hand and a plastic cup with heroin in the other. 

Officers confronted Monzi and placed him under arrest. The suspect told officers that he had traded a $ 36 gift card for heroin with one of the unknowns in the group moments earlier.  

Police also found three round purple pills, which Monzi said were vitamins. The pills turned out to be Bupropion, a Class E substance.  

Officers arrested Monzi and charged him with possession of a Class A substance and with three outstanding warrants from New Bedford and Fall River District Court.  

Officers were unable to locate the man who sold Monzi the heroin. 

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