Transit Police have arrested a man for allegedly selling prescription drugs to an undercover transit officer, officials said on Thursday.
According to a release, on March 27 at 7:30 p.m., a detective in plain clothes was at the Back Bay station because of concerns about drug dealing.
While undercover, the detective purchased Oxycodone from a man.
The man, identified as Eric Simmons, 53, of Weymouth, was arrested and taken to Transit Police headquarters for booking.
Police soon discovered that there was an active warrant out for Simmons’ arrest issued from Plymouth Superior Court for other drug charges.
Simmons had also previously been identified as allegedly leading a large-scale prescription drug ring operation in 2011.
Simmons was charged with distribution of a Class B substance, and possession of a Class B substance with intent to distribute. He was to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court on Thursday on the charges.