BOSTON (CBS) — In a sting operation Friday night, Boston Police arrested two men accused of dealing “Molly” in South Boston.
Officers arranged to purchase 1.5 grams of “Molly” MDMA powder for an undisclosed amount of money from a man who said he would meet them at 150 Northern Ave., according to a prepared statement from the Boston Police.
At the appointed time for the buy, about 7:15 p.m., the officers observed a silver Chevrolet pickup truck with two men in the cab pull up in front of Whiskey Priest Bar.
The passenger, later identified as Daniel Milisi, 29, of South Boston, got out the pickup, approached the front of Whiskey Priest and repeatedly look inside the windows while making a phone call on his cell phone. Officers then observed Milisi enter Whiskey Priest and subsequently make another phone call to inform the “buyer” to come inside. Officers then entered the bar, approached Milisi and identified themselves at Boston Police.
Milisi then attempted to place a small plastic bag from his hand into his mouth, the police said. The officers grabbed the suspect’s arm and the bag fell to the floor. The bag contained a white crystal-like substance believed to be “Molly.”
Officers then approached the driver of the pickup truck, Joseph Doolin, 36, of Quincy. They informed Doolin that his passenger had been placed under arrest for violation of drug laws and asked whether he had any additional drugs or weapons. Doolin replied, “No,” the police said.
Officers then asked Doolin to get out of the truck and he complied. Officers conducted a pat frisk and discovered a small plastic bag containing five whole and two pieces of Suboxone pills as well as one Percocet pill, the police said.
Milisi was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute Class B drugs and conspiracy to violate drug laws. Doolin was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute Class B and Class C drugs and conspiracy to violate drug laws.
Both suspects are expected to be arraigned at South Boston District court on Monday.
Two New Hampshire college students have died of suspected “Molly” overdoses in the past month.