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Wellesley woman charged with selling cocaine in Braintree

Posted by Jessica Bartlett  October 12, 2012 04:11 PM

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Wellesley woman charged with selling cocaine to undercover cop

A 28-year-old Wellesley woman was arrested on Wednesday afternoon after allegedly selling seven bags of cocaine to an undercover police officer outside a Skyline Drive apartment building.

Police said that the officer exchanged money for the drugs and the suspect drove off, but she was followed by Braintree and Quincy drug detectives.

The suspect was stopped near Commercial and Elm streets and placed under arrest.

A search of the suspect’s vehicle uncovered seven additional bags of cocaine, police said.

Erika Pimentel, 28, of Wellesley was charged with distribution of cocaine and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.

Police arrest man with cocaine,heroin
A 28-year-old Boston man was arrested Tuesday after allegedly being involved in a drug transaction in a Braintree neighborhood.

According to police, drug unit detectives received complaints from residents of drug dealing activity in their neighborhood, and subsequently observed the suspect and another man in separate vehicles in the neighborhood.

The men briefly met and then drove off in separate directions.

One suspect was stopped near Peach Street and made statements to detectives regarding past drug activity. No drugs were found on his person or in his vehicle, however, and he was sent on his way.

The second suspect was stopped at the intersection of Mount Vernon Street and Robinson Avenue. Lucky, the police department’s Labrador Retriever narcotics dog, located a plastic baggie hidden behind the steering column, police said.

Inside the baggie, detectives reported discovered 13 bags of cocaine and seven bags of heroin.

Ricardo V. Garced was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and possession of heroin.

“Arresting individuals selling drugs in our neighborhoods is a priority for our drug unit," stated Police Chief Russell Jenkins. "If you suspect drug activity in your neighborhood, please call our drug unit at 781-794-8665."

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