Boston Police report arresting two people at Mass. Ave. and Melnea Cass Boulevard early this morning with enough heroin to charge them as heroin dealers.
Police say drug-unit officers patrolling the area because of ongoing complaints about drug activity spotted a man passing an item to another man around 2:30 a.m.:
Officers continued their surveillance of the male who took the item and handed it off to a female. Officers approached the male who appeared to be counting multiple bags containing a brown substance believed to be heroin. At this time, officers attempted to take the male into custody. The male began to throw the plastic bags and continued to struggle with officers. Officers were able to placed the male under arrest. Concurrently, officers observed the female return to the area and attempt to pick up the bags which the male had thrown. Officers then placed the female under arrest. Officers recovered multiple small plastic bags containing substances believed to be heroin and crack cocaine.
Both Rigoberto Villalona, 36, and Crystal Andrade, 35, were charged with possession of Class A drugs with intent to distribute. Villalona was also charged with distribution of Class A drugs, while Andrade was charged with conspiracy to violate drug laws, police say.