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West Roxbury market was selling more than just groceries, police say

Boston Police report arresting the owner of Familia Grocery, 243 Grove St. in West Roxbury, on charges he was selling drugs out of the small market.

Police say E-5 drug-unit officers armed with a search warrant, and following an investigation spurred by a complaint by a nearby resident, raided the market and owner Isaa Rosa's home and vehicle around 12:40 p.m. on Friday and found:

Three bottles of Lactose, Gabapentin Pills, a magnetic hide containing: eleven plastic bags of white powder (cocaine), seventeen plastic bags of white rock (crack cocaine), seven plastic bags of tan powder (fentanyl), ten small blue pills believed to Percocet, four large heat-sealed bags containing Marijuana, several digital scales, assorted glass stem crack pipes, a large plastic bag containing Marijuana, and $1031.00 in United States Currency.

Police say that an initial weighing showed ten grams of crack, six grams of cocaine, twelve grams of fentanyl and several pounds of marijuana, along with nine gabapentin and ten percocet pills.

Rosa, 45, was charged with trafficking fentanyl, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of percocet with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of gabapentin with intent to distribute, police say.

Innocent, etc.

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Sigh. Get my full attention and applause when you get the cartel that is trying to stronghold countless of other Dominican corner stores, hair salons, and wireless repair shops into doing their dirty work for the billions in their pockets.

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Talk about some one-stop shopping.

Milk, bread, eggs, cocaine, cannabis..

all thats needed is some scratch tickets for the perfect trifecta

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The trade has long, growing, invasive roots.

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Twice I've waited at the light there and seen nervous looking men pulled over on the corner taking black garbage bags in and out of their trunks. I figured it was drugs but who knew they were dumb enough to do their large, broad-daylight exchanges at their own location!

No wonder a neighbor knew enough to be able to call it in

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When contraband was delivered by big dudes in black suits, black fedoras and dark glasses carrying briefcases.

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What I want to know is, why wasn't it featured in the Boston-set film "Stonado"? Seemed a great opp'ty to let more people know about it.

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