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2 caught allegedly selling drugs at Occupy Boston

October 25, 2011

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BOSTON—Two people who had been living in the Occupy Boston tent city have been arrested for allegedly selling heroin to an undercover police officer.

Issac Bell and Charlene Dumont were both released on personal recognizance after pleading not guilty to drug possession and distribution charges at their arraignments Monday. They were also ordered to stay away from the Occupy Boston encampment.

Prosecutors say police set up a sting after learning of drug activity in the encampment.

An undercover officer arranged to buy drugs from a man known as "Shorty," later identified as Bell.

Authorities say the officer bought $80 worth of a substance believed to be heroin last Thursday from the 34-year-old Bell in the bathroom of South Station, near the encampment.

Their lawyers were not available for comment.