Posts tagged "Heroin"

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

The following information was supplied by the Boston Police Department. Charges listed do not indicate convictions. 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. Boston Police arrested Michael Cardin of 794 Massachusetts Ave., the Woods-Mullen Shelter, and charged him with possession of a Class E substance with intent to distribute. SOUTH END PATCH: Facebook | Twitter | E-mail Updates  South End Patch

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

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Police: Man Sold Heroin to Undercover Officers on Harrison Ave

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.  SOUTH END PATCH: Facebook | Twitter | E-mail Updates South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - May 31, 2013 at 9:55 am

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Heroin Charges at Pine Street Inn

The following information was supplied by the Boston Police Department. Charges listed do not indicate convictions. A man was charged with possession of heroin in the South End on Monday evening. Boston Police were on patrol when they noticed a man and a woman sitting on the steps of 55 Sullivan Way near a “No Trespassing” sign around 6:15 p.m. As the officers approached, the man reportedly put something behind his back and the woman reportedly dropped a clear plastic bag. The officer grabbed the man by the wrist and observed a plastic bag of brown powder, police said. The woman immediately shouted, “That’s mine, it’s all mine,” according to police. When the officer asked what she was talking about, the woman replied, “The heroin, it’s mine,” Officers arrested Kenny Rivie, 444 Harrison Avenue, Boston, and charged him with possession of a Class A substance and trespassing. Officers told the woman that she would be summoned to Boston Municipal Court for the same charges.   SOUTH END PATCH: Facebook | Twitter | E-mail Updates South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 12, 2013 at 12:05 pm

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Heroin Dealer Convicted from 2009 South End Arrest

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.” More on the CrimePolice first linked up with Medina in July of 2009, when they used a phone number traced to him to set up a fake drug deal near a convenience store on the corner of Appleton and Berkeley streets.  A short time later, Medina rode up on a bicycle and asked, “How many do you want?” the DA’s office said. According to the case, the officer explained that he wanted five bags for $ 100. Medina spat five plastic bags from his mouth into his hand and gave them to the officer. The officer in turn provided Medina with $ 100 in pre-recorded buy money and asked if he could call Medina in the future. Medina said that he could. Additional DCU officers moved in and arrested Medina after the sale. Medina removed an additional bag of heroin from his mouth and tried to discard it, but the officers recovered it. They also recovered the plainclothes officer’s buy money, additional cash, and Medina’s cell phone showing an incoming call from the plainclothes officer. Boston Police submitted the drugs to the Department of Public Health drug-testing facility in August 2009. Chemist Annie Dookhan certified the substance in all six bags as heroin. Medina defaulted at his 2010 trial date and was subsequently apprehended in late 2011. In June 2012, after learning of an earlier breach of protocol by Dookhan at the lab, prosecutors asked that the evidence in Medina’s case be re-tested. Once again, but this time by a different chemist, it was certified as heroin. “If the evidence doesn’t support a charge, we won’t pursue it,” […]

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

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South End Man Charged with Shooting Heroin in Boston Medical Center Men’s Room

Boston Police Officers responded to a report of an unresponsive male locked in a bathroom stall at Boston Medical Center at 840 Harrison Avenue at 3:45 p.m. on March 4. Upon arrival, officers reported that they found an unresponsive male slouched over the toilet in a locked stall with a hypodermic needle exposed and an aluminum container with a brown colored cooked residue consistent with heroin located on the bathroom floor. The officer called for the in-house medical staff for a possible overdose and broke open the lock to check on the well being of the suspect. The suspect came to, but was disoriented. He sat on the toilet with his sleeve rolled up and the officer reportedly observed a mark from a recent injection. The officer asked if the man was OK. The suspect reportedly replied that he had “just shot some heroin.” As the officer went to help the suspect stand up, the officer reportedly saw a small bag of brown powder fall from the suspect’s waistband. The officer called off the medical response. The suspect claimed that he did not know anything about the baggie of powder and that “the heroin belonged to a friend.” The suspect told officer that he had come to the hospital to shoot up and that he had no medical business there. The officer searched the suspect and found three transparent plastic baggies containing brown powder, two hypodermic needles and two metallic caps used for cooking, one containing brown powder residue and burn marks. The needles were properly disposed of and the bags were taken in as evidence. Officers arrested Jorge Luis Lugo of 444 Harrison Avenue and charged him with possession of a Class A substance with intent to distribute.  South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - March 8, 2013 at 11:48 am

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Boston Man Charged with Selling Heroin in the South End

Boston Police officers worked on an ongoing investigation on Friday, March 1. Between January 9 and January 22, a cooperating witness who worked with SIU/ATF Task Force officers made four purchases of heroin. The cooperating witness bought 6.8 grams of heroin from the suspect on January 9, 4.1 grams on January 11, 3.5 grams on January 18 and 3.5 grams on January 22. Each of these purchases were conducted with police “buy” money, were recorded and confirmed that the substance purchased was heroin by use of a field test. By using video footage, officers were able to identify the seller of the heroin. At 3:28 p.m. on Friday, March 1, officers arrested Julin Paredes of 35 Brandon Harris Way, Boston, at 650 Harrison Avenue. Paredes was charged with possession of a Class A substance with intent to distribute.  South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - March 5, 2013 at 11:23 am

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