Undercover Cops Arrest Alleged Marijuana Dealer in Hancock Village
The following information is provided by the Boston Police Department, and where charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Undercover Boston Police continue to catch marijuana dealers at West Roxbury area shopping lots. The latest arrest was in Hancock Village, just like a Scituate man last week.
On Nov. 13 around 8:06 p.m., Jason O. Molina, of 94 Georgetown Place, Hyde Park, was arrested and charged with distribution and intent to distribute a class D drug, marijuana.
Members of the E-5/E-18 Drug Control Unit were conducting surveillance of the Hancock Village parking lot on the VFW Parkway. An officer on foot overheard the suspect ask two employees of Gary's Liquors outside of the store for another employee, according to a Boston Police report. One of the employees told the suspect he'd get the other employee, and the suspect said he'd be in his car, and for the employee to meet him at his car.
The employee met with the suspect in his car while undercover cops parked their unmarked car two spaces away from the suspect's vehicle. Officers believed they saw a drug deal occurring and approached the vehicle with badges displayed. The suspect was allegedly holding a bag of herbal matter believed to be marijuana. Another plastic sandwich bag of the same substance was found in the vehicle, according to a Boston Police report. Police also recovered an electronic scale, more plastic sandwich bags and a glass jar containing more marijuana.
The store employee allegedly admitted to police the suspect sold him the marijuana, and he was issued a civil citation for possession of marijuana.