Thursday, June 26, 2014

South Boston man arrested at Andrew Sq. MBTA

Robert Hynes
On June 25, 2014 at approximately 4PM members of the Transit Police MOP Unit were on patrol at the MBTA's Andrew Sq. station. While there an MBTA rider , who had just exited from a route 10 bus, approached the officers and informed them while she was traveling on the bus a man seated in the rear had been openly "sniffing and eating" cocaine. The witness provided the officers with a description of the man and further informed the drugs were located in a candy tin can.

Officers boarded the bus and observed a male, later identified as Robert Hynes, 22, of South Boston seated in the rearmost seat who matched the description. Officers also observed an Altoids breath mint tin can on Hynes' lap. Inside the tin can officers located a small clear baggie containing a brown powdery substance believed to be heroin, a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana and 2 pills believed to be a controlled class B narcotic. Hynes was placed into custody for Possession of a Class A and B substance and transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process. It is expected Hynes will be arraigned sometime today in South Boston District Court.

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