Undercover Boston Police caught two men allegedly conducting a marijuana deal in the Home Depot parking lot in West Roxbury.
On Oct. 24 around 6:51 p.m., Christopher Burbul, of 20 Tracy Wood Road, Canton, and Timothy Francis Fallon, of 31 Knowles St., Newton, were both arrested and charged with possession of a class D drug, marijuana, with the intent to distribute.
Members of the Boston Police District E-5 Drug Control Unit were conducting surveillance of the Home Depot parking lot, a known area for drug transactions, according to a Boston Police report. Officers watched while one suspect sat in his vehicle for 10 minutes, and then the second suspect drove up to the first's vehicle, with one getting in the other's vehicle.
Police walked to the occupied vehicle and displayed their badges to the two suspects. One of the suspects allegedly said, "Oh (expletive)!" when he saw the cops, according to a Boston Police report. One suspect was seen stuffing an item into the center console of the vehicle. Seeing this officers asked the suspects to exit the vehicle, which they did, with one suspect allegedly saying, "It's only marijuana." Once the door was opened police detected a strong odor of fresh marijuana.
An officer located $400 cash between the driver's seat and center console, and a U.S. Priority Mail envelope with a bulge in it. In the envelope was one large plastic bag with three smaller plastic bags of "vegetable matter recognized to be marijuana." The bags were labeled: Hula, Machine Gun, and Star Fish, with what appeared to be weights that corresponded with the bags, according to a Boston Police report. The total weight added up to 1.2 ounces.
Upon seeing the officers retrieve the marijuana, one of the suspects allegedly stated, "Excuse me officers, don't you need more than [an] ounce of marijuana to be arrested in Massachusetts." One of the suspects allegedly acknowledged that the other had brought the marijuana, but that he was just going to sample it. During booking, one of the suspects admitted to an officer he had bought marijuana from the other previous to that day.
Another $318 was found in the pocket of one of the suspects, according to a Boston Police report, while another $295 was seized from the other's wallet. The money totaled $1,013.
Both vehicles were released and secured per the owner request in the Home Depot parking lot.