Three Drug Busts in Three Days for LPD
'Lexington is not immune to having drug sales take place,' says Police Chief Mark Corr.
In a span of just a little more than 48 hours, Lexington Police arrested four individuals on drug related charges in three separate incidents this week.
According to police reports, marijuana was the drug of choice in two of the three situations, but the third involved the alleged sale of heroin and cocaine within a school zone. And two of the alleged dealers are Lexington residents, while the third is a Dorchester resident. The fourth person arrested, an Arlington woman, is not accused of dealing drugs.
None of the busts came as a result of a drug user diming out a dealer in exchange of a lesser charge, but rather all three were officer-initiated arrests, Lexington Police Chief Mark Corr told Patch on Friday, June 1.
“Lexington is not immune to having drug sales and this activity take place,” said Corr. “I’m proud of the officers for initiating these stops, asking questions and doing the necessary searches to discover the drug transactions that were going on. It is unusual that we would identify three of them in such a short period of time, but it is a byproduct of good old-fashioned police work.”
The first arrest came in the early morning hours of Wednesday, May 30.
According to a police report, at 2:15 a.m., an officer executed a motor vehicle stop in the area of Lincoln Street and Five Forks Sunoco and subsequently determined the vehicle’s occupant as in possession of a “substantial” amount of marijuana. Taj K. Jones, 26, of 65 Monadnock St., Dorchester, was arrested and charged with manufacturing, distribution or dispensing of a Class D substance.
Later that day, another motor vehicle stop resulted in the arrest of a Lexington man and an Arlington woman on multiple drug charges.
At 7:45 p.m., an officer made a traffic stop on Lillian Road near Lowell Street, after observing what appeared to be a drug transaction. The vehicle’s driver, identified as Philip Joseph Tassone, 31, of 4 Farm Road, Lexington, was arrested and charged with possession of a Class A substance (heroin) with intent to distribute, possession of a Class B substance (cocaine) with intent to distribute, illegal possession of a Class A substance and two counts of violating drug laws in a school zone. His passenger, 24-year-old Michelle Christine Trentor, of 1326 Mass Ave, Arlington, was charged with being knowingly present where heroin is kept.
The final arrest came about 4:30 a.m. this morning, Friday, June 1, when police checked out what appeared to be youths in possession of alcohol.
Cullen Hickey Schultz, 17, of 40 Sherburne Road, Lexington, was arrested and charged with possession of a Class D substance (marijuana) with intent to distribute, being a minor transporting liquor and illegal possession of a Class D substance.
Details of Schultz’ arrest were sparse early Friday afternoon, but look for the police logs on Monday, where we’ll have more information if it becomes available.
Information in this report was provided by the Lexington Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.