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Braintree Scanner Tales: 3 face charges in alleged drug deal; Randolph woman charged with OUI

Posted by Jessica Bartlett  February 19, 2013 12:35 PM

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Three men face charges in alleged drug deal

Three men will be charged with dealing drugs after police said they witnessed an alleged drug transaction last Tuesday afternoon.

According to police, two officers were gassing up their unmarked vehicle at a Union Street gas station when they saw a Jeep Grand Cherokee in a nearby carwash.

A Nissan Maxima soon drove up and a man got out of the Jeep and got into the second vehicle. The Nissan drove off with two men, leaving a third man behind in the Jeep.

Detectives followed the Nissan to Winslow Road, where officers believe a drug transaction occurred between the two men. When police tried to stop the Nissan, the men sped off, leading police on a chase that ended in Randolph when the Nissan crashed into a snow bank. The men fled and were not apprehended.

Police said that during the chase, officers saw plastic bags and pills thrown out of the car window. A quantity of 30 mg Oxycodone pills were later located inside the Maxima and on the ground outside the car.

A third suspect was stopped by police and arrested. Joseph J. Lawler, 34, of Charlestown was charged with conspiracy to violate the Controlled Substances Act.

Police identified the first two suspects following an investigation, and warrants were issued for their arrest.

John C. Fisher, 40, of Lakeville was arrested in Berkley on Wednesday with assistance from Lakeville and Berkley police departments. He was charged with possession of a Class B substance with intent to distribute, conspiracy, failure to stop for a police officer, driving to endanger, and failure to keep within marked lanes.

The other suspect remains at large but is expected to surrender himself to Quincy District Court. Richard T. Hagerty, 38, of Revere will be charged with possession of a Class B substance with intent to distribute, and conspiracy, police said.


Randolph woman charged with OUI

A 53-year-old woman from Randolph will face charges of operating under the influence of alcohol after she allegedly drove into a tree while drunk.

Police said officers found the suspect’s vehicle up against a tree approximately 60 feet from the road on West Street near the Randolph town line last Wednesday morning.
The suspect was unhurt, but police detected a strong odor of alcohol on her, police said.

Fanny Y. Wong, 53, of Randolph was arrested and charged with operating under the influence of alcohol.

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