Bertucci's Employee Charged with Marijuana Dealing in Hancock Village

The following information is provided by the Boston Police Department, and where charges are mentioned it does not indicate a conviction.


Another person was arrested for allegedly trying to sell marijuana out of the Hancock Village parking lot on the VFW Parkway. 

This is at least the third arrest in three weeks that undercover Boston Police arrested someone for selling marijuana in the Chestnut Hill shopping area. There was the suspect who met with a Gary's Liquors employee; and the Scituate man charged with trying to sell some marijuana out of his car.

On Sat. Nov. 17 around 3:03 p.m., Konstantinos Petridis, of 303 Vermont St., West Roxbury, was arrested and charged with distribution of a class D drug, and intent to distibute a class D drug, marijuana.

Undercover Boston Police Drug Control Unit members were conducting surveillance in the area when they saw a vehicle park in front of Bertucci's. Of the two occupants in the car, one was seen texting, according to a Boston Police report. After about five minutes the suspect came out of Bertucci's wearing a black apron, and entered the vehicle being watched. Police recognized the suspect from a previous drug arrest.

Police allegedly saw the suspect manipulating something in the car, and approached the vehicle with badges displayed, as they believed they were seeing a drug deal. An officer saw the suspect with a plastic container on his lap with marijuana in it.

All three individuals complied with exiting the vehicle. Police seized the container containing marijuana, and a small plastic film container with a single bud of marijuana, according to a Boston Police report. Police also seized $60 from the center console of the vehicle.

The suspect allegedly admitted he had more marijuana in his backpack at Bertucci's, which police also seized.

The two other individuals were released and advised they would receive a citation for possession of marijuana.

FlyingTooLow November 20, 2012 at 06:39 PM
Thankfully, these desperadoes will appear in court to answer for these heinous offenses. Thus, saving America's women and children from degenerates such as these. This is pathetic. Law enforcement needs to re-direct its focus on crimes... to those that are REAL crimes. I spent 5 years in Federal Prison for a marijuana offense. While I was there, I watched armed bank robbers come and go in as little as 20 months. After 3 years 'behind the wall,' I pointed this out to the parole board. Their response: “You must understand, yours was a very serious offense.” How do you respond to that mentality? I laughed about the parole panel's comment for 2 more years (as I still sat in prison), then wrote my book: Shoulda Robbed a Bank No, it is not a treatise on disproportionate sentences ...but tales of 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 pursuing happiness in our own way. Harming no one...nor their property. That’s my contribution to helping point out just how ludicrous our pot laws truly are. I would be honored by your review.
FlyingTooLow November 20, 2012 at 06:40 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.
marty November 20, 2012 at 08:19 PM
Hugh Go peddle your pathetic tome somewhere else. You were convicted of smuggling and trafficking, not having an ounce in your glove box. The movie "Blow"? George Jung got his start smuggling weed, and soon it became cocaine by the tons. You were able to obtain a college degree in prison, thanks to us taxpayers. You're welcome. Every single drug addled miscreant that I know started his road to ruin with Marijuana. Every single one. No one got hurt right? You're a sham. Stop whining. You knew the risks, you gambled, and you lost. You are dismissed.
FlyingTooLow November 20, 2012 at 08:33 PM
marty... I am not whining...I am promoting a book...huge difference. Our nation was founded upon freedom of the individual. Each of our citizens was guaranteed the right to the pursuit of happiness...so long as he brings no harm to his fellow citizens or their property. When did this change? I wish you the best.
dick November 21, 2012 at 11:24 AM
are you kidding me cops on weed stings.. great police work.. maybe they should be siting in there cars getting overtime.. better severed.. its all full of shit
dick November 21, 2012 at 11:30 AM
maybe the drug alcohol is the problem.. why is this drug legal
david mcmanus December 06, 2012 at 04:55 AM
maybe these cops need to stop chasing a drug that has zero death attributed to its use and chase down the heroin thats killing the kids. and marty ur a cop we all know


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