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Braintree Scanner Tales: Police arrest 2 in alleged drug deal; woman hurt in hit-and-run

Posted by Jessica Bartlett  February 25, 2013 12:07 PM

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Police make two arrests in alleged drug deal

Police say two men will be charged with dealing Oxycodone in Braintree, after officers reported witnessing the suspects’ activities and later finding the drug in their possession.

Officers reported the men met up in the parking lot of a Plain Street business and watched as the suspects drove off together in one car. A short time later, the men returned to the parking lot and parted ways in their separate cars.

Police stopped the first suspect a short distance away and uncovered 10 30mg Oxycodone pills. Police said they spoke to the suspect and he gave information regarding the second suspect.

Officers said they then stopped the second suspect as he was walking in the parking lot. They said they brought him back to his car and found 183 30mg Oxycodone pills and more than $1,600 in cash.

Joseph S. Dunkle, 25, of South Boston and Sean W. Ferris, 30, of Milton were both arrested and charged with conspiracy to violate the Controlled Substances Act.

Ferris was additionally charged with possession of Oxycodone. Dunkle was additionally charged with distribution of Oxycodone and trafficking in Oxycodone.

Woman taken to hospital in hit-and-run

A Rockland woman was taken to the hospital after a 24-year-old Brockton man allegedly hit her with his car in a parking lot and fled the scene.

According to witness statements, the suspect was traveling in front of Dave & Buster’s on Sunday when he struck the 33-year-old victim with his Ford Explorer. Witnesses told police the suspect then fled the scene, accelerating rapidly, and exiting the parking lot the wrong way while jumping a median.

Nearby police departments were advised of the accident and given a vehicle description. The suspect was later stopped in Brockton by state troopers and placed under arrest.

Brendan McCann, 24, of Brockton was charged with operating under the influence of alcohol and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.

Braintree police said investigators do not believe McCann had been at Dave & Buster’s or any other Braintree liquor-licensed establishment prior to the accident.

The victim was taken to South Shore Hospital with non-life threatening injuries and later released.

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