Duo Charged with Selling Marijuana from Home Depot Parking Lot in West Roxbury

The suspects had three individual bags labeled: Hula, Machine Gun and Star Fish. The following info is provided by the Boston Police, and where charges are mentioned it does not indicate a conviction.


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.

FlyingTooLow October 27, 2012 at 06:29 PM
Meanwhile, back at the ranch...the house was being ransacked, the cattle were being rustled, and Granma was being raped by the cowboys ...but, by golly, we got them dadgum pot distributors . Law enforcement needs to re-direct its focus on crime...to those that are REAL crimes. I was in Federal Prison for 5 years for a marijuana offense. No, it was not for simple possession. I was arrested aboard a Lockheed PV2 in Marianna, Florida...charged and convicted for conspiracy to import and distribute 12,000 pounds of marijuana. At the time, I really had no idea what I had gotten myself into...mine was an offense involving pot...the thought never occurred to me that I may actually spend years in prison for that 'indiscretion.' As those years rolled by, what I did see were armed bank robbers, coming and going...while I still sat there for marijuana. Most of the bank robbers only spent 17 to 24 months. But, I and my fellow 'drug offenders,'...we stayed for YEARS. I wrote about the escapades that led to my incarceration. I admit, I had a great time. No one was injured, no one was killed, firearms were not involved...there were no victims. We were Americans...doing what Americans do best...living free. Truly, it is time for this lunacy to end...it never should have begun. My book is: Shoulda Robbed a Bank I think you may enjoy it...it is about living FREE.
FlyingTooLow October 27, 2012 at 06:29 PM
All card-carrying members of the DEA need to read: Shoulda Robbed a Bank Here is one of its reviews: 5.0 out of 5 stars... If David Sedaris had written 'Catcher in the Rye'..this would be it, June 30, 2012 Amazon Verified Purchase This review is from: Shoulda Robbed a Bank (Kindle Edition) I have never smoked pot in my life...nor do I ever care to. I read about this book in numerous Huffington Post comments. Thought I would read it because I know nothing about marijuana or the people involved with it. I am ecstatic that I did. Funny, Funny, Funny!!! The chapters are like short stories. Stories about unloading boats with helicopters, close encounters with law enforcement, traveling through the jungles of South America. The chapter about the author's first time smoking marijuana made me feel like I was with him...coughing. All of the characters were just a group of loveable, nice guys and girls. Not what I had been raised to believe...hysterical maniacs high on pot bent on death and mayhem. They were nothing like that. If you have ever read any of David Sedaris' books, and like them...you will love Shoulda Robbed a Bank. And the crazy things happening reminded me of Holden Caufield in 'Catcher in the Rye' and the way he staggered through life. The way the words are put together are like nothing I have ever heard. I am sure I will use many of the sayings found in this book just to dazzle my friends. A terrific read. I love this book.
LJ October 27, 2012 at 07:03 PM
Most in Mass. who want to live free pack up and leave. And FTL's first comment about the house, the cattle and Granma, well, it ain't the cops you need, it's guns.
Alisa Owens October 30, 2012 at 10:33 PM
Really? Flying too low, so you want to spend your life in a Purple Haze? Yeah, so did all the Baby Bombers of the 60's; but we grew up; and realized that wasn't was life was about. Your story-telling boarders on ridiculous...your dreams for the future are nil, your life as I see you portray what you want is useless. You crime you label is a little indescretion...is called illegally trafficking. So do yourself and the world a favor and get a GED. Then, for god's sake "grow up!"


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