Norwood police arrested two residents Monday afternoon after a plainclothes officer reportedly watched them “engage in a drug transaction,” a news release said Tuesday.
Scott Doyle, 31, of Jefferson Street was charged with distributing a Class A substance, selling heroin, and possession of a Class A substance with the intent to distribute. Because of a drug trafficking conviction in Florida, he faces a minimum mandatory sentence of three a half years for each count, police said.
Sean Curran, 27, of Cottage Street was charged with unlawful possession of Class A and Class C controlled substances.
The investigation into the two men began after police received a phone call from a resident on Hill Street who suspected drug activity in the area.
A Norwood officer in plainclothes went to the area and reported seeing a meeting of a small group of people. Soon after, he reported watching one of the men later identified as Curran, hand a man, later identified as Doyle, a bag of narcotics.
The officer called for backup and followed Curran and a woman up Railroad Avenue. The pair was stopped and the officer arrested Curran after finding Klonopin, a prescription medication, and heroin in his pocket, police said. The woman was not carrying any illegal drugs and was not charged.
Another officer responding to the call found Doyle shortly after in a store and reportedly found heroin in his pocket.
Following the arrests, Norwood police obtained a warrant for Doyle’s home, where they allegedly found more heroin and cash.
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