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Braintree police bust alleged teenage marijuana dealer

Posted by Jessica Bartlett  October 1, 2013 02:38 PM

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A 17-year-old Braintree man was arrested Friday after allegedly selling drugs in a Braintree neighborhood.

According to police, police received a complaint of drug activity at a John Paul Circle home, and went to watch the home.

While doing surveillance on the property, police said a Chevrolet Trailblazer pulled up and three individuals walked into the rear of the house. A short time later, a Toyota Camry pulled up, and four of its passengers walked to the rear of the house.

Three people returned to the Trailblazer a short time later and drove off, police said.

Believing police had witnessed a drug transaction, a traffic stop was conducted a short distance away. Officers said they could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the car. A search of the vehicle uncovered a sandwich bag containing marijuana.

Back at the house, officers observed a third vehicle, a Dodge pickup truck, with two occupants arrive at the house.

The men allegedly met with a man sitting inside the Camry, then walked inside the house.

Police approached the man in the Camry while other detectives went to the back yard of the house under surveillance.

Inside the house, police found five Braintree youths and one man from Weymouth, ages 16 through 18. The boys were sitting around a table with a small amount of marijuana and a scale, police said.

Parents were contacted and responded to pick up their sons.

At the Camry, the occupant was confronted and searched. Police discovered a quantity of marijuana, packaging materials, and $127.

The Braintree man inside the Camry, whose name has not been released as he is considered a juvenile, was placed under arrest and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and distribution of marijuana.

Fight leads to drug seizure
Braintree Police arrested a South Boston man on Sunday after allegedly finding him with Percocet and Ecstasy.

Police initially responded to the report of a fight in South Braintree Square. Arriving officers learned from witnesses that the suspect and another man had been involved in an altercation, and the second man fled prior to the arrival of police.

Police searched the remaining suspects and found four 30-milligram Percocet pills along with 14 individually wrapped packages of a substance that later tested positive for Ecstasy.

During the search, the suspect also spit on one of the officers, police said.

Kyle A. Pollard, 22, of South Boston was charged with assault and battery on a police officer, possession of Percocet with intent to distribute, possession of Ecstasy with intent to distribute, and violation of a drug-free school zone.

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