Dorchester Woman Arrested on Drug Dealing and Shoplifting Charges on Mass. Ave

Police say they observed Lisa Craig, 45, of Dorchester, passing out pills to individuals near 801 Massachusetts Ave. on Wednesday morning.

Boston Police arrested a Dorchester woman on Wednesday morning for allegedly dealing drugs on Massachusetts Avenue in the South End.

Police said that at around 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday, officers observed Lisa Craig, 45, of 31 Regina Rd. in Dorchester pass out pills to two people near 801 Massachusetts Ave. Police said that when a security guard from a nearby parking garage tried to approach her, Craig fled the area. 

Upon police questioning, Craig allegedly denied having any pills and told police she had just come from a Dunkin Donuts and that she had been counting pills with her friends. 

However, upon a search, police reportedly discovered two pill bottles with Craig's name on them, one of which had eight pills missing. 

Police also discovered Craig had two previous warrants out for her arrest, including shoplifting. 

Craig was arrested and charged with possession of a Class E substance with intent to distribute, and larceny of $50 to $199. 

Information used in this report was supplied by the Boston Police Department. Charges do not indicate a conviction.

elbostonian September 07, 2012 at 03:12 PM
Pill dealers near BMC ? What a surprise! Something needs to be done about all the zombies that have taken over the area.
Sara Jacobi September 07, 2012 at 03:17 PM
What do you suggest? I know there is an increased effort for police patrol near Ramsay Park... should it extend over to the BMC area too?
michael9246 September 07, 2012 at 11:19 PM
when did ramsay park become the south end?
michael9246 September 07, 2012 at 11:25 PM
also, the situation in and around BMC is a travesty. I live in the area..and call district 4, or the police at least twice a week. only once in the last year has a police officer ever shown up. the pill trading happens daily, in the open, every day of the week (that he clinic is open). couple that with "over medicated" zombies passing out on stairwells, or "leaning" up and down the street..and well..the neighborhood is just a mess. something needs to be done ASAP, and this is no exaggeration. it's simply horrible how bad it really is.


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