Three Braintree residents were arrested on Wednesday under drug charges after police received tips from concerned residents that drug transactions were occurring near the Donald Ross Elementary School.
Drug unit detectives had been receiving information from residents in the area that a suspect had been using Commercial Street and adjoining streets to meet with drug dealers and make drug transactions.
As a result, detectives set up surveillance on the suspect’s home on Wednesday evening.
Police allegedly observed the suspect meet with the occupants of a Mercury Cougar and drive off together. Detectives attempted to follow the car, but were unable to keep up with it.
Detectives later set up surveillance across from the Ross school, and reported seeing the suspect and the car he had gotten into earlier enter the Dunkin Donuts parking lot nearby. All businesses were closed at the time, police said.
Once there, the suspect allegedly exited the car and placed something into an unoccupied pickup truck in the parking lot. The suspect then got back into the Cougar and the vehicle drove off.
Detectives searched the pickup and found two bags of what the believed to be heroin in the center console.
Other detectives, who had been following the Cougar, stopped the car near the suspect’s house and ordered the occupants out.
Kenneth G. Farmer, 39, from Braintree was immediately placed under arrest.
After finding two additional bags of heroin on the flood of the Cougar, the two other occupants were also arrested.
Farmer and Rolando Rivera, 58, from Braintree, were both charged with possession of heroin with intent to distribute, distribution of heroin, possession of heroin subsequent offense, and a school zone violation.
Danielle Davis, 24, also a Braintree resident, was charged with possession of heroin.