Boston police arrest man on drug trafficking charges in the North End

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BOSTON — Officers from the Boston Police Department’s District A-1 Drug Control Unit made a significant drug trafficking arrest Monday morning in the city’s North End neighborhood.

At about 10 a.m., on July 1, police apprehended Fortunato D’Ampolo, 22, of Boston, on multiple drug charges and criminal trespass.

The arrest took place during a surveillance operation at Culitto Park, located at 10 Stillman Street, following tips about suspected drug activity in the area.

D’Ampolo was allegedly involved in a drug sale with a 34-year-old male when officers intervened.

The police confiscated a substantial amount of drugs: 27 grams of Fentanyl, 38 grams of Crack Cocaine, 52 Oxycodone pills, 16 Xanax pills, 4 Clonazepam pills, and 2 gabapentin pills.

Additionally, officers seized $1,842 in cash from D’Ampolo.

The 22-year-old is slated to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court on charges including Trafficking Class A, Trafficking Class B, Distribution of Class A, Distribution of Class B, Possession with the Intent to Distribute Class A, Possession to Distribute Class B, Possession with the Intent to Distribute Class C, Possession with the Intent to Distribute C1 E, and Criminal Trespass.

Authorities also plan to issue a summons for the second individual involved in the transaction for Possession of Class A and Possession of Class B drugs.

The name of the second individual has not been released.

The investigation into the drug activities in the North End continues.

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