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Police: Fight on West Newton Leads to Drug Arrest

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

Police who responded to a fight in the South End ended up arresting two men, one on drug charges and one for disturbing the peace. 

Boston Police officers responded to a fight in the area of West Newton Street and St. Botolph Street at about 4:25 a.m. on Wednesday, June 5, according to police. 

Officers stopped a group of 10 men on the Southwest Corridor at Newton Street and began to frisk each person. 

Police reported that one of the men frisked had a lump in his left pants pocket, which he reportedly told police was a “bag of rice.” The officer told the man to take the bag out of his pocket. According to police, the suspect pulled out a large bag of rice packaged with smaller bags of heroin. Officers also found a digital scale and $ 208 in cash.

Officers placed Lamar Joel Stanford of 430 Columbus Ave. under arrest and charged him with possession of a Class A substance with intent to distribute. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - June 7, 2013 at 10:45 am

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Police: Heroin Overdose Leads to Drug Arrest at Boston Medical Center

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Boston Police arrested a homeless man at Boston Medical Center on drug charges on Friday after a woman he was with requested medical attention.

Polie said they received a call for a medical emergency at 830 Harrison Ave at 5:15 p.m. on Friday, May 31st. When police arrived, they reported seeing three men in the waiting room who were reportedly worried about the wellbeing of a woman who may have overdosed on heroin. 

Upon interviewing the men, police said they determined they had come to Boston Medical Center to inject heroin. The woman reportedly felt sick after injecting and needed medical attention. 

Upon a search of the men’s backpacks, police found found two hypodermic needles and a tourniquet. In a side pocket, officers found 23.5 white pills identified as Seroquel.

According to the police report, this address is known as an area where heavy drug usage and dealings take place. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - June 4, 2013 at 10:20 am

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Police: Arrest Made for Attempted Dwight Street Break-Ins

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Police arrested a South End man for allegedly trying to break in to two buildings on Dwight Street on Tuesday evening.

Boston Police Offices responded to a report of an attempted breaking and entering at 7 Dwight Street on April 2 at 5:30 p.m. While en route, officers were informed by the caller’s neighbor that the caller was following the suspect.

Officers located the victim with the suspect near Shawmut Avenue and Dwight Street.

The victim told police he was out walking his dog for about 45 minutes and returned to find the suspect in the doorway of his residence trying to pry the lock with a pair of scissors. When the victim asked the suspect what he was doing, the suspect reportedly told him, “I’m just looking for them. They went in here.”

According to police, the suspect gave the victim several incoherent stories. The victim was able to recover the scissors from the suspect and called the police. The suspect then stated that he was looking for his bags and headed out towards Shawmut Avenue. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 5, 2013 at 11:11 am

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Heroin Dealer Convicted from 2009 South End Arrest

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A habitual offender with 42 prior convictions was convicted once again this week on drug charges stemming from a 2009 drug arrest in the South End. 

Julio Medina, 54, was convincted of dealing heroin in a school zone to police officers in 2009. The drug evidence in the case had been tested by state drug lab chemist Annie Dookhan, who has been accused of mishandling evidence. 

Medina has 42 convictions including 11 for drug offenses, four for violent crimes, and three for weapon-related crimes, according to Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley. He faces another trial April 22 for enhanced penalties as a habitual offender.

“Given all the facts, anyone can see that the evidence in a drug case is never limited to merely the drugs,” Conley said. “There’s a sequence of events before and after the arrest. There’s a pattern of evidence surrounding the drugs, their packaging, and their distribution. The jury made the right call and they made it in record time – even without knowing this defendant’s long and egregious history.” read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 4, 2013 at 12:34 pm

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Drug Investigation Prompts Arrest on Harrison Avenue

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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.   read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 2, 2013 at 10:47 am

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Week in Review: Arrest Made in Overpass Stabbing

The following were the top articles on South End Patch from March 25 to March 29, 2013:

Man Charged with Murder in Overpass Stabbing, Held Without Bail read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - March 31, 2013 at 10:40 am

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Police Arrest Homeless Woman on Drug, Larceny Charges on Mass. Ave

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Boston Police Officers arrested a suspect on several warrants on Saturday, March 9 at 9:34 a.m. near 725 Mass. Ave.

Officers arrested Monique Miller, listed as homeless, for a Possession of Class B substance, and two shoplifting warrants out of Lynn District Court.

Miller also had warrants out of Boston Municipal Court for two counts of Larceny under $ 250 by single scheme, and two counts of Larceny from a person over 65.

Additionally, Miller had two straight warrants out of Boston Municipal Court for intimidating a witness and trespassing.

While booking Miller, officers found a prescription bottle with the label removed and three different kinds pills. The bottle contained 19 Cyclobenzaprine, 12 Acetaminophen, and 10 unidentified round white pills.

Miller was also charged with possession of a Class E substance for the Cyclobenzaprine.  read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - March 12, 2013 at 11:01 am

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Police Arrest Fugitive in Maine for South End Drug Crimes

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A Brockton man was arrested while in a Maine prison on Tuesday for defaulting on a warrant related to his 2010 arrest in the South End on drug charges. 

At 5 p.m. on February 19, members of the BPD Fugitive Units took custody of Edwell Gethers of 123 South Leyden Street, Brockton, MA from Kennebec County Jail in Augusta, Maine. Gethers had defaulted on a Boston District Court warrant issued on January 18, 2013 for possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.

Gethers was originally arrested on the evening of Friday, September 17, 2010 in an undercover drug operation in the Washington Street area near East Berkley Street. Police reported Gethers provided a bag of off-white rocks believed to be crack cocaine. Officers arrested four individuals as a result of this sting, including Gethers.

Gethers was booked for the outstanding warrant and charged with being a fugitive from justice.  read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - February 22, 2013 at 11:24 am

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