Boston Police report arresting a local man in the South End yesterday after, they say, drug-control officers watched another guy deposit a package that turned out to contain more than two pounds each of heroin and fentanyl in the man's car trunk.
Police say the officers were on Columbus Avenue at Wellington Street around 2:25 p.m. when they saw a white man "hurriedly approach the suspect’s vehicle before depositing a package in the trunk of the vehicle" and then just as hurriedly walked away. The driver, Steven Gonzalez, then drove off down Columbus, police say, adding the officers turned on their blues and quickly stopped him:
When asked where he was coming from, the operator stated that he was coming from the dry cleaners where he had just dropped off his clothes. When officers asked the operator if he’d been anywhere else or interacted with anyone in the last few minutes, the suspect stated, “No.” When asked pointedly about the earlier transaction, the suspect appeared to be startled, flustered and surprised by the question. When further queried about the package in the trunk, the suspect had no explanation and refused to answer any questions. At this time, the suspect was asked to exit the motor vehicle while a BPD K-9 responded to the scene. Once on scene, the BPD K-9 began examining the car for the presence of illegal narcotics. In short time, the BPD K-9 alerted his handler to the presence of illegal drugs in the vehicle.
Later, after obtaining a search warrant, officers opened the trunk and found the drugs, police say. Gonzalez was then charged with trafficking Class A drugs.