A man wanted for drug crimes in the South End who posted bail then went on the lam this week was arrested in Quincy on Friday morning, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office.
Marcus Pixley, who became a wanted fugitive after he was released on lowered bail because of the scandal at the Jamaica Plain state drug lab, was apprehended by Quincy Police on a warrant issued yesterday after he defaulted on a previously-scheduled court date.
Pixley's bail had been lowered from $5,000 to $1,000 because evidence in his case was tested by rogue chemist Annie Dookhan at the state drug lab in JP that is the center of an ongoing investigation. As many as 34,000 cases could have been affected.
Pixley, who is a convicted rapist and also has numerous convictions for armed robbery, threats, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon spanning the last 25 years, posted bail and then failed to show up for his court date on Oct. 3rd. He was then declared a wanted fugitive.
Pixley was brought to Quincy District Court on Friday, then appeared in the Suffolk Superior Court. Suffolk Superior Court Clerk Magistrate Margaret Sanel increased Pixley's bail from $1,000 to $2,000, despite prosecutors asking for it to be reinstated at the original $5,000 amount. His next court date is Oct. 15.