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Phone tips lead to drug arrests in Quincy

Posted by Jessica Bartlett  April 10, 2013 05:23 PM

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Three men from Boston were charged with drug distribution in Quincy, afterphone calls prompted police to set up surveillance.

According to police, officers received a phone call on Monday at 12:43 p.m. about a possible drug transaction in the parking lot behind 796 Willard St.

Police said officers watched a car meet up with another car. The suspects appeared to make an exchange of some sort, and then parted ways, police said.

Police followed the suspects and stopped the person they believed was the buyer. The woman was allegedly holding a bag with a brown substance, which police later determined was heroin.

Police also followed the person they believed was the seller, conducting a traffic top on East Squantum Street.

The suspect allegedly gave conflicting stories of where he was. Police searched the vehicle and reportedly found $180 and several cell phones, but did not find any narcotics. The suspect was still arrested.

Hermino J. Nieves, 28, from Charlestown was charged with distribution of Class A substance and conspiracy to violate the Controlled Substances Act. .

The female suspect, whose name has not yet been released, will be summonsed to court on other charges.

On Tuesday at 6:12 p.m., Quincy police received another call of a possible drug deal behind 995 Southern Artery.

After setting up surveillance, police saw a car pull into the parking lot behind another car. They say the observed a woman walk out of the second car and get into the first vehicle. A short time later she went back to her car and left.

Police stopped the female suspect, who was allegedly trying to swallow a bag of drugs. After she threw the bag up, police said, they determined the bag contained crack cocaine.

Police subsequently stopped the other vehicle and arrested the two men in the car.

James Langford. 44, from Dorchester, was charged with distributing a Class B substance – subsequent offense, conspiracy to violate the Controlled Substances Act, operating with a suspended license – subsequent offense, and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

Richard Weaver, 43, from Hyde Park, was charged with distribution of a Class B substance and conspiracy to violate the Controlled Substances Act.

The female suspect will be summonsed to court on drug charges. Her name has not yet been released as she has not yet been charged.

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