Boston Public Works Employee Allegedly Sold Drugs From City Truck

Boston police say they arrested a Boston Public Works Department employee Friday for allegedly dealing heroin along his route while driving a city truck.

According to The Boston Globe, Kenneth Clark, 49, was under police surveillance on River Street in Boston when officers allegedly saw him selling heroin to a woman.

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When police arrested him, Clark had more than $1,000 in cash, plastic bags, and blue gloves. He was charged with distribution of Class A drugs, a second and subsequent offense.

Jake Wark, spokesman for Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley, told The Globe that Clark previously served five to 10 years in prison after being convicted in Suffolk Superior Court in 1993 of assault with intent to kill.

Kate Norton, press secretary for Mayor Martin J. Walsh, said Clark started working for the city in November 2011 and had a clean employee record. He was also not required to pass a Criminal Offender Record Information check as a condition of his employement.

Clark will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on Monday, Boston police said.

Read the full Globe story here.