Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Taunton man arrested at South Station

Austin Ferriera
On May 26, 2014 at approximately 4:30PM Transit Police officers working in Area 1 were conducting a check of the men's restroom located inside the MBTA's South Station Commuter Rail lobby. Officers assigned to Area 1 have noticed an uptick of individuals utlizing the men's restroom to use illicit drugs. While passing through officers observed an individual, later identified as Austin Ferriera 24 of Taunton, who was occupying a stall drop several syringes on the floor. Officers knocked on the door and announced their presence and requested Ferriera step out.

Subsequent to an investigation officers discovered Ferriera had a warrant in existence for his arrest issued from Boston Municipal Court-Central Division for Possession of Buglarious Tools and Receiving Stolen Property. Ferriera was not in possession of narcotics at the time of his arrest but admitted to officers the syringes were for the consumption/ingestion of illicit narcotics. Ferriera was placed into custody and transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process.

The use, sale and/or exchange of illicit drugs on or within the MBTA and/or its conveyances will not be tolerated. If you have any information relative to criminal/drug activity on the MBTA please contact us. If you would like to send along information but seek to remain anonymous you can text us at our Text a Tip line 873873 or use the anonymous feature on our SeeSay app.  

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The events listed above are allegations; All defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.