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.

While interviewing the suspect, another man began to yell and cause a disturbance. Police said they told the man to keep his voice down, but he refused. Officers then placed Reginald Kemp of 88 Hazelton St., Mattapan under arrest for disturbing the peace. 

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