In 2011, there was the triple murder linked to Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the victims' bodies sprinkled with marijuana.
A high-school student was shot to death last week, police say, in an attempted drug rip-off that was aimed at recovering money the victim felt was stolen in an earlier pot deal by his cousin.
And now, Waltham Police alert us, another suspected local pot dealer, Luis Orlando Santiago, is wanted on charges he repeatedly stabbed a customer he was trying to rob on Saturday:
Victim stated once at SANTIAGO'S house he was lead into SANTIAGO'S bedroom. While in the bedroom SANTIAGO told him to turn around and look at something behind him. Once victim turned around, SANTIAGO put a knife to his throat and told him to empty his pockets and he wanted his money.
Victim complied with SANTIAGO and dumped his money, $250 and his cellular phone on the floor. When SANTIAGO bent over to pick up the money and cellular phone, victim made a break for it.
Victim stated as he ran out of the bedroom he was stabbed by SANTIAGO several times in the back. Victim stated he made it to the stairs and then out of the house. Once outside he jumped into a vehicle and drove off. Victim was stabbed 8 times.