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Two Men Arrested in Undercover Drug Buy

Police officers arrested two Boston men for allegedly buying drugs from an undercover police officer in the South End.

The following information was supplied by the Boston Police Department. Any charges mentioned do not indicate a conviction.

Boston Police officers arrested two Boston residents after conducting an undercover drug investigation on Wednesday at around 6 p.m. in the area of Tremont Street and West Springfield Street in the South End. 

Officers asked a man if he knew where they could score any “brown”. The suspect said he knew a guy. The suspect made a phone call and told the officer that his guy was coming on a bike and would meet them at the corner of West Springfield Street. The officer gave the suspect $40 and was told to wait.

The suspect on the bike turned on to West Springfield Street from Shawmut Avenue and met with the suspect with the money. A quick hand-to-hand transaction took place and the suspect headed back towards the officer with a small bag in his mouth. The suspect then gave the officer a bag of brown/tan powder believed to be heroin. The officer walked away down West Springfield towards Shawmut Avenue. He then signaled for observing officers to move in.

Officers stopped and arrested Nelson Gonzales of 14 San Juan St. Gonzales will be charged in Boston Municipal Court with possession of a Class A substance with intent to distribute and distribution of a Class A substance within 300 feet of a school zone.

The suspect on the bike who supplied the heroin was stopped and arrested on Shawmut Avenue. Christian Collado of 735 Shawmut Avenue will be charged in Boston Municipal Court with possession of a Class A substance with intent to distribute and distribution of a Class A substance within 300 feet of a school zone.

Alex Simpson October 22, 2012 at 04:09 PM
Drug dealers hang out on the corner of Tremont and Pembroke every night. They are loud, smoke weed and drink on the corners. It's the same people and customers come and go all night. When are the police going to clean these clowns up All it takes is one group to bring down this neighborhood again. They live in the subsidized housing complexes down the street.
sandy clam October 22, 2012 at 08:24 PM
The war on drugs is a battle the plays out in the places we call home. This war can not be won and the $ spent to get around 10% of the drugs that come in to the U.S. is a suckers bet for us this huge sum could go to programs and detox to dry up the demand. Alcohol cost society much more than illegal drugs in lost productivity,families torn apart,deaths on our roads,health care trying to keep many alcoholics alive. I think we need to legalize drugs I know this isn't a popular solution but ask yourself if heroin and cocaine were legal would you do them just because it was legal? I know if you want to do drugs you are going to do them no matter the cost. We should try to take them out of the hands of the gangs and cartels and allow those that cant and wont stop using to use in safety and not need to rob and steal to get what they are going to get one way or another.
Alex Simpson October 25, 2012 at 02:41 AM
Well Sandy, tell these wannabe thugs to do it at their own place. Not our front steps. Would you like to come home every night after a long day at work and have to deal with walking through this? Oh wait, they live in subsidized houses with their moms. Ya, thugs 4 life....It's a joke.
Alex Simpson October 27, 2012 at 02:54 AM
So Sandy, about a little over a month ago there was only about 4 or 5 guys running drugs on Tremont in between W Newton and the Running Shop. Now there are about 15 - 20 that walk the block up and down. They got about 10 different 14 year olds running around on bikes. Constantly coming by for updates. This is sad and pathetic. I can't wait to eat my dinner at 647 Tremont and get drive by service for my heroin & Oxy's.

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