Saturday, May 18, 2013

Former Mass Most Wanted-Arrested by TPD

Transit Police/Daniel Merrill
On May 17, 2013 at approximately 9pm plainclothes Transit Police officers from Area 3 were at JFK/UMass MBTA station on patrol when their attention was drawn to a male, later identified as Daniel Merrill, 28 of Somerville.  Officers overheard Merrill in a conversation with his companion use the words "buying" and "dealer". Merrill then suggested to his companion they wait on the platform. Shortly thereafter a northbound train entered the station and a male later identified as Derick Anderson, 40 of Dorchester, exited the train. Anderson and Merrill approached one another engaged in brief conversation then conducted a hand to hand transaction, ie. Anderson handed Merrill a white envelope and in exchange Merrill handed Anderson US Currency.  Officers approached both subjects and recovered the envelope from Merrill which contained Heroin. Anderson admitted to selling Merrill a "couple of bags" for 85.00 dollars. Both subjects were placed into custody and transported back to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process. During this process it was discovered there was an active warrant for Anderson's arrest issued from Dorchester District Court for violation of the Commonwealth's drug laws. Officers also discovered Merrill back in 2011 was featured on Mass Most Wanted (see story here ). Anderson and Merrill are expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on Monday for various drug charges.
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