Boston Police executed a sting operation last Friday night, which led to the arrest of two men accused of dealing “Molly” in South Boston.
According to a statement from police, officers arranged to meet a man at 150 Northern Avenue in order to purchase purchase 1.5 grams of “Molly” (a concentrated form of MDMA) for an undisclosed amount of money. At the chosen meeting time, two men arrived in a pickup truck. The passenger exited the vehicle, entered the establishment, and made a call to inform the “buyer” to meet him inside. Officers then entered the business, and identified themselves to the suspect as Boston Police.
The suspect then tried to put something from his hand into his mouth, an officer grabbed his arm, and a small plastic bag containing a white crystal like substance (believed to be “Molly”) fell to the floor.
A pat down search of the driver revealed a small plastic bag containing five pills and two halves of Suboxone, and one Percocet pill. Both men were charged with and arrested for possession with intent to distribute Class B drugs and conspiracy to violate drug laws. The driver was additionally charged with possession with intent to distribute Class C drugs.
A conviction for a Class B drug, which both of the individuals in this case were charged with, carries a sentence of up to 1 year imprisonment and/or a fine of up to $1,000 or both.
A conviction for possession with the intent to distribute a class C controlled substance can result in up to 5 years in state prison. Second time offenders face up to 2 1/2 years in jail, with a minimum of 1 year.
First time offenders may be able to avoid jail time altogether if they are eligible for a pretrial diversion. Oftentimes in drug offense cases, this can involve a voluntary agreement by the defendant to attend rehabilitation or a similar type of program. Once the court approved program is completed, the charges against the defendant are dropped. However, pretrial diversion occurs before a plea has been entered, which is why it is critical to speak with a drug crimes defense attorney before making any major decisions regarding your case.
If you have been charged with possession of molly, marijuana, meth, cocaine, heroin, ecstasy, or prescription drugs, you should speak with a Massachusetts drug crimes defense attorney as soon as possible. If you are seeking a thoroughly experienced, practical and resourceful drug possession lawyer in Boston or anywhere in Massachusetts, please contact The Law Office of Patrick J. Murphy right away. You can contact us by calling 617-367-0450 or submitting the contact form on our website. With many years of active experience, Attorney Murphy is versed in all strategies for dealing effectively with drug possession charges.
More Blog Posts:
“Molly” Found During Drug Arrest, Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog, published September 5, 2013
Cambridge Police Arrest Two Individuals on Gun and Drug Charges, Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog, published August 28, 2013