Roslindale man charged as South Boston drug dealer

Boston Police report arresting Fernando Rosario, 30, near his 3 Highcrest Terrace apartment Wednesday morning. Police also used a battering ram to break down the door of his apartment in a search for additional evidence after, they say, a woman and two children inside refused to answer the door.

Police say Rosario was arrested around 8 a.m. by officers from the South Boston drug control unit, who say he's been supplying heroin to the D Street area the Old Colony Housing project. Police say the officers staked out the apartment and watched Rosario get into a car and drive off. Knowing his license was revoked, they stopped him and ordered him out of the car, from which police say they recovered, among other items, a bag of heroin. Armed with a search warrant, they then returned to the Stony Brook Commons complex:

Officers approached the suspect’s residence of 3 Highcrest Terrace and knocked and announced, "Boston Police Search Warrant." Officers heard running inside and entered residence door utilizing a Boston police ram. Officers secured the premises and all persons inside. Inside the residence were an adult female and two minor children. Officers conducted a search of the residence.

Police say they seized several plastic bags of heroin, $66,794 in cash, six cell phones and various implements that could be used to prepare heroin for sale, including plastic bags and plastic wrap.

Rosario was charged with trafficking more than 200 grams of heroin and operating after license revocation.

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