A Roslindale man only back in the neighborhood for a year after finishing a federal sentence as a pot dealer was arrested yesterday afternoon on a charge of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.
Ruddys Pimentel, 32, was arrested after police armed with a search warrant forced their way into his residence at 9 Ridge St. and found 5 1/2 pounds of marijuana, Boston Police report.
In 2011, Pimentel and several other men were convicted for a scheme in which they grew marijuana in Fresno, CA, allegedly for sale in California dispensaries, but actually in Boston, where marijuana sales at the time were completely illegal. Pimentel and his accomplices operated out of a house on Birch Street in Roslindale.
Pimentel was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison and three years' probation. In July, his probation - scheduled to end in August, 2016 - was transferred from California to Boston when he moved back to Roslindale.
In yesterday's raid, police also recovered "a Sig Sauer 9MM semi-automatic firearm loaded with ten rounds of live ammunition." However, Pimentel has not been charged with possession of the weapon.
The Suffolk County District Attorney's office requested $50,000 bail at his arraignment today in West Roxbury Municipal Court. Judge Debra DelVecchio instead set bail at the $2,500 he posted after his arrest yesterday. She also denied a request from prosecutors to outfit Pimentel with a GPS device while charges are pending, the DA's office reports.