Two Norwood men were arrested after undercover cops allegedly observed a street level Percocet deal went down on Edgemere Road.
On Sept. 27 around 6:30 p.m., Craig Marchand, of 47 Plimptom Ave., Norwood, was arrested and charged with distribution of a class B drug, percocets; and Eric Vater, of 124 Lane Drive, Norwood, was arrested and charged with possession of a class B drug, percocets.
Undercover cops of the Boston Police District E-5/E-18 Drug Control Unit were conducting surveillance in the area of the Edgemere Road apartment complex. This area is a known area for drug activity, and a known meeting spot for drug transactions, according to a Boston Police report.
Police observed Vater parked and using his cell phone, looking around, as if he were anticipating the arrival of someone. A short time later, Marchand parked on Willers Street, left his vehicle, and met up with Vater, as undercover cops watched. Both suspects entered the Grove Street Cemetery, as officers continued to observe the suspects conduct exchange some items by hand.
Officers approached the two suspects while displaying their badges and announced themselves as BPD. Vater allegedly said, "Oh [expletive]! I'm [expletive]!" An officer then arrested Vater, who was asked if he had any drugs. The suspect placed a plastic wrapper with 17 blue colored pills marked "R215" and one blue colored pill marked "48/12" all believed to be percocets, on a vehicle's trunk. Marchand was then arrested for allegedly selling the drugs.