Boston man arrested for suspected drug trafficking in Dorchester

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BOSTON — Boston Police Department’s District C-11 Drug Control Unit officers arrested a 19-year-old man on drug trafficking charges in Dorchester on Monday morning.

David Dillard of Boston was apprehended around 10:30 a.m. on April 8 after officers on patrol at 157 Washington Street witnessed what they believed to be drug transactions.

According to police, individuals were seen briefly interacting with Dillard before quickly parting ways.

When officers attempted to engage Dillard, he reached into his vest and fled on foot.

The ensuing chase led to his capture by authorities.

During a search along Dillard’s escape route, officers found a plastic bag discarded by the suspect, containing fentanyl and crack cocaine.

The substances weighed in at 21 grams for the fentanyl and approximately 6 grams for the crack cocaine.

Dillard faces charges for trafficking class A drugs and possession with intent to distribute class B drugs.

He is scheduled for arraignment in Dorchester District Court.

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