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Scanner tales: Stories from Braintree police log

Posted by Jessica Bartlett  September 20, 2011 03:59 PM

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An 18-year-old Braintree man was arrested for suspected drug activity after police allegedly witnessed him participate in a drug transaction.

According to police, officers staked out a house on Washington Street after receiving numerous complaints of suspected drug activity.

On Monday, officers said they observed a Toyota Camry pull into the driveway and watched as the occupant of the house left his home and drove off with the operator of the car, later identified as a 24-year-old Braintree man.

The two men drove to a nearby convenience store and went inside, police said. When they came out, the 18-year-old walked home while the other man drove off.

Detectives followed the driver to a house on Summer Street and approached him. The man produced a small bag of marijuana and made statements as to how he obtained it, police said.

While officers were doing this, two more officers went to the home of the 18-year-old suspect.

Matthew Fay, 18, was placed under arrest and charged with distribution of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, a drug-free school zone violation, and conspiracy to violate the Controlled Substances Act.

Officers located two additional small bags of marijuana packaged similarly to the bag found on the 24-year-old. Police also reported finding $490.

After Fay was arrested, police went to his home with a warrant they had obtained prior to his arrest. There officers allegedly found two mason jars containing marijuana, a scale, and drug paraphernalia.

The 24-year-old was not arrested or charged.

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