West Roxbury Police Track Traveling Heroin Dealer Down
Undercover drug unit watched street level deal, nabbed buyer and seller.
Going on a tip that a man was driving around the Parkway in a gray minivan dealing heroin, the undercover drug control unit was able to catch the traveling street pharmacist.
On Oct. 19 police arrested Uris Omar Trinidad, 11 Business St. #2, Hyde Park, and charged him with distribution of a class A drug (heroin), and a violation for possession of a class D drug (marijuana).
The day before police were given a tip that a man was driving around the Stimson and Washington streets area in Roslindale. Police watched as the driver allegedly picked one man up, drove a short bit, then let the man out. Police continued their surveillance of the vehicle as it made several other stops in the area.
On the 19th police witnessed what they believed to be a street level deal with the driver of the same vehicle and a known heroin user, who has been the subject of investigations in the past, according to police.
Police exited their unmarked vehicles and began to approach the buyer, who began to run. After a brief foot chase they stopped the man at the corner of Stimson and New Haven streets, and the man allegedly said, "It's in the leg of my pants... I only bought a couple bags." An officer shook the pant leg and one plastic bag of a tan powder believed to be heroin fell to the ground. In total five plastic bags believed to be holding heroin were found on the suspect. He will be charged with possession of a class A drug (heroin) at West Roxbury District Court, and was not arrested.
The driver, Trinidad, was stopped on Washington Street and Providence Highway, and arrested.
Police allegedly recovered one plastic bag believed to be marijuana, $545, and two cellphones, from Trinidad.