BOSTON (CBS) – A Dorchester man who works at a Jamaica Plain School has been held on $10,000 cash bail after being charged with trafficking methamphetamine.
Stephen W. Doran, 57, was arraigned Wednesday in West Roxbury District Court following his arrest Tuesday by State Police. Judge Michael Coyne ordered Doran to wear a GPS device and remain on home confinement except for medical appointments if he posts bail.
Doran, a tutor at Match Charter Middle School, allegedly had a package sent to the school on Tuesday. Just after 12:30 that afternoon, police stopped Doran as he left the school in his vehicle and opened the package, recovering two heat sealed bags containing 480 grams of crystalline substance believed to be methamphetamine. As the substance was sent to the school, he was additionally charged with violating the state’s drug laws in a school zone.
Mike Larsson, of Match Charter Middle School, said “We have no knowledge, nor any reason to believe, that any staff, teachers, or students were involved in this matter or were in danger in any way.” Doran had passed a background check with the school prior to his hiring. The school is cooperating completely with the police investigation.
After obtaining a warrant to search Doran’s Dix Street residence, State Police recovered an additional 38 grams of the substance and about $10,000 in cash, a digital scale, and other items consistent with drug distribution. The estimated total street value of the seized drugs was about $50,000. Based on this evidence, Doran will be charged with a second count of methamphetamine trafficking in Dorchester District Court.