Saturday, October 6, 2012
Level 3 Sex Offender sells Drugs to UC
Transit Police proactively target drug related activity on the MBTA.
On October 5th, 2012 at approximately 9:30 am Transit Police detectives and officers conducted an undercover operation at Haymarket Station targeting drug sales and its related activity. While there an UC Transit Police Detective had occasion to engage in conversation with a male, later identified as Eddy Kent, 55 of Chelsea, MA.Kent offered to sell the UC either "Klonopins" or "Gabapentins", both are a Controlled Substance as defined by MGL and are only available via a legal prescription. Ultimately Kent did in fact sell the UC "Klonopins". After the transaction was complete Kent was placed under arrest for Distribution of a Controlled Substance and Possession w/Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance. Kent was transported to TPD HQ, during the booking process it was discovered Kent is a Registered Level 3 Sex Offender.(http://www.tpdnews411.com/2012/10/sex-offender-information.html). Kent will appear in Boston Municipal Court on Monday.
Later that same evening at approximately 8:45 pm Transit Police officers assigned to Area 3 were at Savin Hill MBTA station in Dorchester, MA to target drug related activity. While there they observed a male, later identified as George MacMasters, 32 of Quincy, MA. at the end of the platform behaving suspiciously. Officers continued to observe MacMasters who ultimately removed cocaine from his jacket and began to prepare it for ingestion. Officers approached MacMasters and recovered the cocaine, in the process MacMasters tossed a black case into the track area. The black case contained heroin and "Klonopins". MacMasters admitted he was going to "Shoot" the cocaine into his body via a hypodermic syringe. MacMasters was placed under arrest for Possession of a Controlled Substance Class A, B and C he was Transported to TPD HQ for processing. MacMasters will appear in Dorchester District Court on Monday.
The Transit Police will continue to take a proactive approach to suppressing drug related activity on the MBTA. Drug related activity harms the quality of life for those who utilize and work on the MBTA and invites other criminal behavior.