Police: Man Sold Heroin to Undercover Officers on Harrison Ave

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

A Jamaica Plain man was arrested in the South End on Wednesday night for allegedly selling heroin to undercover police officers.   

Boston police officers conducted a “Buy/Bust” operation in the area of Northampton Street and Harrison Avenue on the evening of May 29 at 6:01 p.m, according to the police report. 

Based on previous police work, officers acquired a cellphone number of a person who allegedly sells heroin in the area. An undercover officer texted the number, asking to buy 5 plastic baggies of heroin for $ 80. The exchange was set for the CVS at 874 Harrison Ave, according to the report. 

According to the report, the suspect called two undercover officers and told them that he was in a silver Subaru, which was pulling into the parking lot at that moment. The undercover officers got into the car and gave the driver the $ 80. The driver then gave the officer the bags of heroin. The officers thanked the driver, exited the vehicle and signaled to police. 

Officers pulled the car over in front of 1855 Washington Street. The undercover officers identified the driver as the person who sold them the drugs.

Boston Police arrested Jose Arias, 287 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain and charged him with possession of a Class A substance with intent to distribute. 

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